KAWU, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants herein were the defendants at the Onitsha High Court in Suit No.0/47/76. In that suit the plaintiffs (respondents herein) had, in a representative capacity, sued the appellants claiming the following reliefs:
"(a) Declaration of title to the property/premises known and situate at No.3 Moore Street, Onitsha within the jurisdiction of the Honourable Court, annual value N10.00;
(b) N200.00 (Two Hundred Naira) damages for trespass;
(c) Perpetual injunction to restrain the defendants, their agents, successors in title and assigns from further acts of trespass on the said property/premises, No.3 Moore Street, Onitsha."
Pleadings were duly ordered, filed and exchanged. The plaintiffs in their amended statement of claim pleaded that their father, late Isamade Esumai, purchased a piece of land from the Mgbelekeke Family of Onitsha, which included the property in dispute, for the purpose of erecting a building in which he would liv…