JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the ruling delivered on 5th May, 2003 in the High Court of Ondo State in the Ikare-Akoko Judicial Division holden at Ikare Akoko.
The Respondents in this appeal were Plaintiffs in Suit NO: HIK/17/81 Balogun and Anor v. Shittu Onigbede and Ors which commenced from Ikare. The Respondents claimed against the Appellants for the following reliefs:
(a) Declaration of Statutory right of occupancy to all that piece and parcel of land known as Odoso family land situate, lying and being along Ikare-Owo Road, Ikare - Akoko, delineated on plan to be filed hereafter.
(b) Forfeiture of all the rights and interest whatsoever of the Defendants as customary tenants on the portion of the aforesaid land granted to them by the Plaintiffs.
(c) Perpetual Injunction restraining the Defendants, their servants, agents, privies and all persons, claiming by and through them from further entry on the said portion of the plainti…