(2018) JELR 38933 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/S/133/2016 ·  24 May 2018 ·  Nigeria
HUSSEIN MUKHTAR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria FREDERICK OZIAKPONO OHO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
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FREDERICK OZIAKPONO OHO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the Judgment of the High Court of Sokoto State in Suit No: SS/USC/3A/14., which affirmed the concurrent decisions of the Upper Sharia Court, Binji, Sokoto and the Lower Sharia Court, Silame. The Appellants had at first appealed to the Sharia Court of Appeal (SCA) Sokoto, in which the concurrent findings of the trial Courts were set aside. This led to the Respondent as Appellant, appealing to this Court in Appeal No. CA/S/152S/2013, in which the judgment of the SCA Sokoto was set aside on ground of lack of jurisdiction and transferred on the orders of this Court to the Court below. The Court below heard and determined the appeal in favor of the Respondent hence this appeal.

At the inception of this matter, at the Lower Sharia Court, Silame where the Respondent as Claimant commenced this action for a Declaration of Title to a piece of land against the Appellants Father, he called a total of six witn…

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