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GAJI & ORS.
V.
PAYE

(2003) JELR 44777 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.40/99 ·  2 May 2003 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Gaji v. Paye (2003) 8 NWLR (Pt.823)583 (2003) 5 S.C 53 (2003) 5 S.C 53
Gaji v. Paye (2003) 8 NWLR (Pt. 823) 583
CORAM
IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UTHMAN MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria NIKI TOBI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria DENNIS ONYEJIFE EDOZIE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
appellant isaac gaji
decision of the trial
3rd defendants
1st defendant
sole defendant
high court of the federal capital territory
various issues
behalf of gaji family
high court
3rd defendant dw2
order of specific performance of the contract
favour of the plaintiff
learned trial judge
plot of land
amended statement of claim
sale of a house consisting
2nd defendant
cross-examination
general principle
family land of gaji
evidence
leading judgment
trial court
sabon gari gwagwalada
family property of the appellants
1st defendant of the rent
judgment of the court of appeal abuja judicial division
bulus damagai pw1
family property
appellate court
head of the family
collective efforts of members of the appellants
general principle of law
lower courts
court appeal
brief of argument
half brother
agreed price
crucial findings
said property
credible evidence
possession of the property
such evidence
good hope hotel
subject matter
separate statement of defence
agent of the sarkin sabon gari
a. i. katsina-alu

D. O. EDOZIE, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal Abuja Judicial Division delivered on 16th day of April, 1996, wherein it set aside the decision of the trial High Court of the Federal Capital Territory delivered on 24th of September, 1993 and entered judgment in favour of the plaintiff. The bone of contention between the parties is the sale of a house consisting of 23 rooms (error for 22) variously known as "Good Hope Hotel" or Mayor Hotel" situate and lying at Sabon Gari Gwagwalada in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, hereinafter referred to as the property in dispute.

In the trial High Court aforesaid, the respondent on records as plaintiff sued the 1st appellant Isaac Gaji as the sole defendant over the property in dispute, which the latter sold to the former. Before the action could proceed, Ladi Gaji and Ayuba Gaji, wife and half brother respectively of the 1st defendant applied to be joined and were accordingl…

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