(2018) JELR 38947 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/OW/128/2014 ·  6 Jun 2018 ·  Nigeria
MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria AYOBODE OLUJIMI LOKULO-SODIPE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ITA GEORGE MBABA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
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1st 6th respondents
exhibit r
learned counsel
7th 9th respondents
learned trial judge
exhibits b
favour of the appellant
abia state
appellants case
documents of title
general damages
lower court
proof of his case
exhibit b
exhibit r.
exhibit c
interested party
lands registry office
large quantities of maize
said landed property of the plaintiff
trial judge
1st 6th defendants
7th 9th defendants
claim of the 1st 6th respondents
close of pleadings
close of trial
defence of their respective cases
defendants trespass
further acts of trespass
grant of the following reliefs
hon. court
judgment of high court of abia state
large piece of land
learned trial judgment
legal arguments
order of permanent injunction
property of the plaintiff
representatives of the 1st 6th respondents
senior state counsel
specific terms
starting point
subsequent statement of claim
sum of n20
then government of imo state
ukwa west lga of abia state

MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of High Court of Abia State sitting at Obehie, coram: Hon. Justice S. N. Imo, J., (hereinafter referred to as the lower Court and learned trial judge, respectively), delivered on the 8th day of December, 2005.

The suit which gave rise to this appeal was commenced by the plaintiff/appellant (hereinafter referred to as the appellant), wherein the appellant by his writ of summons and subsequent statement of claim, sought for the grant of the following reliefs jointly and severally against the respondents:

(i) The sum of N20 Million as special and general damages for their unlawful entry into NKPUTU UKWU landed property of the Plaintiff as HOLDER in possession pre-October 2000 of defendants trespass, by virtue of the combined effect of an Irrevocable Power of Attorney dated 5th February, 1987 executed by the representatives of Obiga Village Asa in Ukwa West LGA of Abia State and regist…

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