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MAJEKODUNMI & ORS
V.
ABINA

(2002) JELR 44520 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.22/1994 ·  18 Jan 2002 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Majekodunmi v. Abina (2002) 3 NWLR (Pt.755)720 (2002) 1 S.C 92
CORAM
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UTHMAN MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SAMSON ODEMWINGIE UWAIFO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

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Core Terms Beta
title
possession
deed of conveyance
oloto chieftaincy family
first registration
registrar of titles
title holder
long possession
lower court
no.66 karimu street
adverse possession
documentary evidence
no.68 karimu street
chief judge
exhibit c
lagos state
learned counsel
radical owners
registration of title
right of action
appellate high court
careful consideration of the legal authorities
findings of the registrar
first registered owners of nos
laws of lagos state
leading judgment
limitation decree
present issue of registration
question of law
respect of title no.om
section of limitation law
evidence of long possession
following submission
infringement of the provisions of limitation decree
lands registry court
law of this country
mr. j.m. martins
part of oloto chieftaincy family land
present appellants
question of facts
record shows
registration of the title
said idris ashaka
said limitation decree
said printed record
statute section
such adverse possessors of the land
titles law cap
vacant parcel of land

S. O. UWAIFO, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): There was an application to register title to land. The application was made to the Registrar of Titles, Lagos State in respect of Title No.OM 11052 to No.66 Karimu Street, Surulere, Lagos. An objection was taken. The objector also applied for the registration of title in respect of Title No.OM 11574 to both No.66 and No.68 Karimu Street and accordingly objected to title to No.66 being registered for the applicant. The two applications along with the objection were heard together and a determination was made by the Registrar of Titles, Lands Registry Court. The present appellants were substituted for the objector, Williams Sanyaolu, now deceased, at the appellate High Court. The respondent was also substituted for the applicant, Babatunde Badaru Abina (deceased) in this court. The substance of the objection was that both No.66 and No.68 Karimu Street together formed a vacant parcel of land the objector bought from one Idris Ashaka i…

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