JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment delivered on 18th January, 2008 in the High Court of Anambra State holden at Nnewi in suit No. HN/79/2004.
The Appellants who were the plaintiffs in the High Court (the Court below) took out a writ of summons against the Respondents as defendants. The claim of the Appellants against the Respondents was for the following:
(a) A declaration that the Defendants having challenged the Plaintiffs (sic) title over the land in dispute, have all forfeited their rights and/or interests over the same.
(b) A declaration that the Plaintiffs are entitled to the Certificate of Right of Occupancy (Statutory) over the land in dispute in reversion, as the Defendants have since 1968 left and/or abandoned same to the Plaintiffs.
(c) The Sum of N2m (Two Million Naira) being Special and General damages for trespass.
PARTICULARS OF SPECIAL DAMAGES
1. Cost of One Iroko tree = 500,000.00
2. Cost of three (3) Fruiting…