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(2021) JELR 108845 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/PH/532/2017 ·  17 Jul 2021 ·  Nigeria
Oludotun Adebola Adefope-Okojie, JCA Yargata Byenchit Nimpar, JCA Mohammed Baba Idris, JCA

Ratio Decidendi

MOHAMMED BABA IDRIS, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By a writ of summons dated 23rd October, 2007 which was later amended and dated 9th April, 2013, the Appellants as Claimants sought for the following reliefs against the Respondent as Defendant thus:

a) A Declaration of the honourable Court that the Claimants are the owner by inheritance of the land known as and called Ohia Oni Mgbada lying and situate and being at Rumuwoji Community, Rebisi in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State now known as No. 90A Abba Street, Mile 1 Diobu, Port Harcourt measuring approximately 397.81 square metres particularly described on Plan No P. 1063 with Tracing No. RS. 2468 signed by Surveyor General of Rivers State on 28/5/92.

b) A Declaration of the honourable Court that the purported sale, purchase and/or registration of the Claimants’ land described in (a) above made between the Defendant and any person or authority whosoever is void and of no effect.

c) An Order of the hon…

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