ABDU ABOKI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment) This is an appeal against the decision of Fati Lami Abubakar J. of the High Court of Niger State sitting at Minna delivered on 7/12/2005.
The fact of the case is briefly stated as follow:- The Respondent before this Court who was the plaintiff at the trial Court sued the Appellant who were the Defendants for a declaration of title to a farmland lying and situate at Tsohon Daga. The identify of the subject matter of the suit was not in dispute. The plaintiff relied on traditional history and act of possession to establish evidence of acquisition and claim of ownership of the disputed land.
The Defendants on their part did not counter-claim but relied on traditional history as evidenced in their statement of defence.
The trial Court found in favour of the Plaintiff. The Defendant dissatisfied with the decision of the trial court appealed to this Court.
The Plaintiff/Respondent's claim at the Court as contained paragraph 11 of his sta…