LAWANI
V.
GRILLO & ORS

(2018) JELR 38740 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/813A/2013 ·  16 Feb 2018 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
7th respondents
appellant
law
counsel
9th respondents
customary law
deed of transfer
issues
counter claim of the appellant
judgment of the court
lagos state
statement of claim
declaration of title
limitation law
chief aqua edem archibong
cross-examination
evidence of cw1
learned trial judge
life time
proof of title
exhibits c1
exhibits d1
issue of limitation law
yoruba native law
1st-7th respondents
7th respondent
8th respondent
absolute owner of the property being
anor v. mrs. risikatu grillo
brief statement of facts
counsel sivbone edu esq
evidence of dw1
family title
father of the appellants
forfeiture of lease
gist of the case
hold of the aro ornoba akinsernovin
judgment of the high court of lagos state
landed property
leading judgment
non-payment of rent of the said landed property
pleaded root fails
possession of the said landed property
said judgment
submissions of counsel
suit no. d
transfer of the said property
veronica lawani
virtue of a power of attorney

BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Lagos State, Coram: L. A. Okunnu J., in Suit No. D/1161/2004: Veronica Lawani and Anor V. Mrs. Risikatu Grillo and ors., delivered on 9/6/2010, in which some of the claims of the 1st - 7th Respondents as Claimants against the Appellant and 8th - 9th Respondents as Defendants were granted, while the counter claim of the Appellant was dismissed.

The Appellant was thoroughly dissatisfied with the said judgment and had promptly appealed to this Court and the Amended Notice of Appeal was filed on 24/1/2017 on four grounds of appeal. The Record of Appeal was transmitted to this Court on 25/9/2013 but deemed properly transmitted on 13/5/2015. The Appellant's brief was filed on 24/1/2017. The 1st - 7th Respondent's brief was filed on 15/2/2017. The 8th - 9th Respondents did not file any brief.

At the hearing of this appeal on 15/1/2018, I. A. Kokumo Esq., learned cou…

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