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IROLO & ORS.
V.
UKA & ANOR.

(2002) JELR 44656 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.130/1998 ·  12 Jul 2002 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
IROLO V. UKA (2002) 14 NWLR (Pt.786) 195
CORAM
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE JSC IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI JSC MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE JSC UTHMAN MOHAMMED JSC UMARU ATU KALGO JSC

Ratio Decidendi

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plaintiffs
defendants
parties
igwu river
traditional history
declaration of title
court of appeal
trial judge
learned trial judge
ndi ebe village
suit no. hu
ndi ojiugwo village
portions of the land
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chief benjamin uduma abam
parcel of land
said land
2nd plaintiff
chief kalu okorie irolo
first plaintiff
learned judge
amioma okweji of ozu abam
ancestor of the plaintiffs
application of the parties
behalf of ndi ebe village of abam
case hu
clear terms
crucial issue of traditional history
customary grant of the area
defendants' ancestor
d.w.1 chief alugwe okeke
elder james okoro
farm work
following persons of the plaintiff
following predecessors of the plaintiff
honourable court
judicial division of this honourable court
kalu ebe
land of the plaintiffs
leading judgment
lead judgment of that court
leave of court
maximum acts of ownership
ndi ojiugwo village of abam
order of court
people of ndi ebe village abam
plaintiffs' land
plaintiffs' ownership
traditional annual sacrifice of izaa afia


M. E. OGUNDARE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In Suit No. HU/59/74, Elder James Okoro and Chief Benjamin Uduma Abam, for themselves and as representing Ndi Ojiugwo Village of Abam sued Chief Kalu Okorie Irolo, Alugwe Okeke, Nicholas Uka Kalu, Sunday Dike Kalu, Kalu Okorie and Kalu Ebe, for themselves and on behalf of Ndi Ebe Village of Abam, claiming

(i) declaration of title over the piece or parcel of land known as and called Ogbuebulu situate at Ndi Ojiugwo Village, Abam in Ohafia Division within the judicial division of this Honourable Court and of the annual rental value of ₦10.00 and
(ii) Perpetual Injunction to restrain the defendants, their servants, workmen and/or agents from in any way interfering with the plaintiffs' ownership and possession of the said Ogbuegbulu land.

And in a counter action, HU/19/76 instituted by the Ndi Ebe Village against the Ndi Ojiugwo Village, Chief Kalu Okorie Irolo, Alugwe Okeke Alugwe and Nicholas Uka Kalu, for themselves and as repre…

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