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(1972) JELR 44396 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.290/1971 ·  24 Mar 1972 ·  Nigeria
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(1972) All N.L.R 211 (1972) 3 S.C. 120
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IAN LEWIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria CHARLES OLUSOJI MADARIKAN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UDO UDOMA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

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lands registry
2nd february
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26th october
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such registration
terms of his claim
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trial of the case
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udo udoma
wrong decision

UDO UDOMA, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Western State Court of Appeal reversing the judgment and order of the High Court of Ibadan (Aguda, J.) ,wherein the plaintiff, herein appellant, was granted a declaration in terms of his claim against the defendants, now respondents.

The plaintiff instituted in the High Court, Ibadan, suit No. 1/57/68 claiming against the defendants as endorsed on his writ of summons:

"A declaration that the purported registration of the deed of Conveyance dated 2nd February, 1961, and registered as No. 6 at page 6 in Volume 430 of the Register of Deeds kept in the Lands Registry at Ibadan is illegal and null and void and of no effect."

Pleadings having been ordered were duly filed and delivered. Having regard to the complaints of the appellants in this appeal and since a number of issues would appear to have been settled on the pleadings, for the better appreciation of the issue in controversy between the …

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