OBUEKE
V.
NNAMCHI

(2005) JELR 51143 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/E/12/2000 ·  29 Jun 2005 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
SULEIMAN GALADIMA JCA (Presided and Read the Lead Judgment) JOSEPH JEREMIAH UMOREN JCA JA’AFARU MIKA’ILU JCA
Core Terms Beta
respondents
appellants
plaintiffs
court
john wenata egbo
trial court
defendants
learned trial judge
achara layout
issues
lead judgment
limitation of time
grounds of appeal
judgment of the trial court
learned counsel
amended statement of claim
anselem obueke
defence of estoppel
failure of the court
case of the respondents
continuing act of trespass
lower court
mistaken belief
okwe-eghe land
original defendant
second issue
appellants’ grounds
briefs of argument
case of trespass
enugu state high court
favour of the plaintiffs
lands registry
notice of appeal
occupation of the disputed plot of land
prayers of the respondents
proper order
representatives of the said umuaniona community
respect of such relief
respect of the said okwe-eghe land
respondents n5,000.00 damagesand
role of plaintiffs
rules of this court
said decision
said john wenata egbo
said piece of land
set of issues
suit no. e
title of parcels of land
trial court award
use of the plot of land

GALADIMA JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of Eze Ozobu (CJ) of Enugu State High Court delivered on 24/6/97. The appellants were the defendants in that Court. The respondents, who were the plaintiffs, claimed they are the people of Umuaniona extended family of Amechi Awkunanaw, who are the owners- in-title of parcels of land known as Okwe-Eghe land. They sued in this action for themselves and as representatives of the said Umuaniona community. It is the case of the respondents that the Umuaniona community inherited from their forebears the said piece of land until one John Wenata Egbo trespassed thereon sometime in 1957 without the consent of the Umuaniona community. In 1965, the respondents brought suit No. E/97/65 against the said John Wenata Egbo claiming that he exceeded the area given to him. The learned trial Judge held that the deed of lease dated 20/ 10/62 and registered as No. 31 at page 31 in Volume 332 of the lands registry was inv…

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