(2004) JELR 44981 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/88/96 ·  20 Jan 2004 ·  Nigeria
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Irawo v. Adedokun (2005) 1 NWLR (Pt.906)199
Irawo v. Adedokun (2005) 1 NWLR (Pt. 906) 199
JAMES OGENYI OGEBE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PIUS OLAYIWOLA ADEREMI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABUBAKAR ABDUL-KADIR JEGA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
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traditional history
declaration of title
learned trial judge
brief of argument
said land
insufficient evidence
inter alia
lagos state
virtue of a deed of conveyance
2nd p
3rd october
addresses of counsel
advantage of the provision of the limitation law
case of the defendants
case of the plaintiffs
claims of the plaintiffs
end of the trial
exhibit f
facts of traditional history
grounds of insufficiency of evidence
high court of lagos
immediate predecessor
joinder of the registrar of title
larger parcel of family land
leading judgment
lead judgment
learned trial judge sequel
name of alhaji wahabi irawo
original defendant
owner of the said land
parcel of land
pleaded root of title
preponderance of evidence
present case
present respondents
rectification of the registrar
registered proprietor of the fee
respect of the land certificate nos
root of title of the defendant
said case
simple estate of the land
statement of defence
suit no. ld
terms of statement of claim
unchallenged evidence of possession

ADEREMI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment delivered in suit No. LD/1348/85 on the 3rd of March, 1995 by the High Court of Lagos holden at Lagos.

The appellants who were the plaintiffs in the court below had through their writ of summons claimed against the defendant in that court (then known as Madam A. Ejide) the following reliefs:-

(1) A declaration that the plaintiffs are entitled to right of occupancy to all that piece or parcel of land situated, lying and being at Nos. 10 and 11, Owokoniran Street, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos State.

(2) An order for the rectification of the Registrar (sic) (in respect of the Land Certificate Nos. MO2790 in plaintiffs' favour as the registered proprietor of the fee simple estate of the land in dispute.

(3) N500,000 damages for trespass committed by the defendant, her servants and agents on the said land

(4) A perpetual injunction restraining the defendant, her servants and her agent or otherwise from…

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