(1997) JELR 45488 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.310/1990 ·  6 Jun 1997 ·  Nigeria
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Iledare v. Ajagbonna (1997) 6 NWLR (Pt.507)
Iledare v. Ajagbonna (1997) 6 NWLR (Pt. 507) 1
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria YEKINI OLAYIWOLA ADIO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
trial area court
west yagba
court of appeal
high court
acts of possession
judgment of the high court
evidence act
yagba area court grade
decision of the upper area court
exhibits d1-d6
following findings
judgment of the court of appeal
ownership of the land
trial court
appellate jurisdiction
decision of the court of appeal
decision of the yagba area court grade
dumez company
firm possession of the land
kwara state
leading judgment
member of the said family
traditional evidence
upper area court
appeal of the defendant
court of trial
e. o. ogwuegbu
further appeal
individual persons
kati family of egbe
land of odo-ere
notice of preliminary objection
paragraph c of the respondent
parcel of land
posture of this case
primary evidence
respective briefs of argument
said acts
s. m. a. belgore
wrong decision

E. O. OGWUEGBU, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the Yagba Area Court Grade 1 holden at Isanlu, Kwara State the plaintiff for himself and as representing Ere Community in West Yagba claimed from the Kati family of Egbe also in West Yagba and represented by the defendant on record "a parcel of land belonging to Ogbagbo family in Odo-Ere situate between Lawiri River and Okuta gigiri hill on both left and right of the Federal Road Kabba -Ilorin and between Odo-Ere and Egbe township."

The Yagba Area Court Grade I after carefully reviewing and evaluating the evidence led by both parties held as follows:

"From the facts above we are satisfied that the plaintiff was able to establish ownership of the land in dispute as the land of Odo-Ere and therefore the land between Lawiri river and Okutagigiri between Odo-Ere town and Egbe town is awarded to the plaintiff (Odo-Ere Community)."

The defendant who was aggrieved by the decision of the Yagba Area Court Grade 1 appealed to the Upp…

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