(2021) JELR 108934 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CA/C/476/2017 ·  5 Nov 2021 ·  Nigeria
Mojeed Adekunle Owoade Justice of the Court of Appeal James Shehu Abiriyi Justice of the Court of Appeal Muhammed Lawal Shuaibu Justice of the Court of Appeal

MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court Akwa Ibom State, Coram Hon. Justice Godwin Abraham delivered on 10th August, 2017 in which the learned trial Court granted the claimant a property at Old Mission Road, Nung Oku, Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area as his personal property but refused to grant him the claim to the real or personal properties of late Nnamso Lawson Udo including her pension and gratuity on the ground that the claimant was never married to her. Consequently, the Court held that the defendants are entitled to the real and personal property of late Nnamso Lawson Udo including her benefits and entitlements from the University of Uyo.

The claimant took out a writ of summons together with a statement of claim on 10/8/2016 and claimed the following reliefs jointly and severally against the defendants:-

1. A declaration that the 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants, have no right/claim over the properti…

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