KAYODE ESO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiffs, in Suit No. M/146/72, took out an originating summons in the High Court of Lagos, against the defendants, as follows-
"LET the defendants within 8 days after service of this summons on each of them, inclusive of the day of service cause an appearance to be entered to this summons, which is issued on the application of the plaintiffs, Lady Ayodele Alakija and Mrs. Olakunle Ojo 26, Moloney Street, Lagos."
By this summons the plaintiffs seek the determination of the court on the following questions, namely:-
"1. Whether the lease dated 30th April, 1955 between the 1st plaintiff of the one part and the 1st defendant of the other part is valid.
2. If the answer to the first question is in the affirmative, whether the lease aforesaid conferred on the 1st defendant as from the date of commencement thereof the entire estate in the term of years intended to be created thereby or only one half share (being the share of the 1s…