MACLEANS & ORS
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INLAKS LTD

(1980) JELR 46370 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.83/1979 ·  29 Aug 1980 ·  Nigeria
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(1980) All N.L.R 184 Bucknor v. Inlaks ltd (1980) 8-11 S.C. 1
CORAM
ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria CHUKWUNWEIKE IDIGBE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MOHAMMED BELLO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria KAYODE ESO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY NNAEMEZIE ANIAGOLU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
prescribed manner lease
following grounds
foundation of the argument of chief williams
purpose of registration
form
first schedule
registrar of titles
jammal engineering
registration of titles act
learned trial judge
court of appeal
registered owner
deed of lease of the 29th day
owumi v
register of titles
deed of lease of 29th august
high court
lands registry
prescribed form
said lease
different set of covenants of the land
edition of the laws of the federation
english land registration rules
execution of the deed of lease
favour of the claims of the appellants
first schedule of the act
given case
judgment of the high court of lagos state
land certificate
leading judgment
leave of this court
meaning of sections
mother of the first appellant
number of cases
parcel of land
particular form
prescribed manner transfer
proper form
register of title
registration of the form of transfer
respect of plot
said dealings
said suit
such alterations
title no. l03181
use of a different form
use of form
validity of the unanimous judgment of the federal court
virtue of the aforesaid deed

C. IDIGBE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal, brought here by leave of this court, challenging the validity of the unanimous judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal holden in Lagos (Ogunkeye, Okagbue and Uthman Mohammed, J.J.C.A.) - hereinafter referred to as "the Court of Appeal" - which reversed the judgment of the High Court of Lagos State (Adefarasin, J. as he then was) in Suit L.D.1904/71 by which he found in favour of the claims of the appellants, the plaintiffs in the said suit.

The facts which gave rise to the claims aforesaid as revealed from the proceedings in the High Court are, indeed, within a small compass and may be summarised thus: Mrs. Sabina Marian Bucknor, the mother of the first appellant was until the 4th day of March, 1968, the registered owner in fee simple, on record, of the parcel of land situate at Martins Street, Lagos and known as "Plot 53 in sub-area 3 of the Lagos Central Planning Scheme" , under Title No. L03181 (hereinafter referred …

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