(2021) JELR 108902 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/1077/2017 ·  11 Jun 2021 ·  Nigeria
Obande Festus Ogbuinya Justice of the Court of Appeal Obietonbara Owupele Daniel-Kalio Justice of the Court of Appeal Onyekachi Aja Otisi Justice of the Court of Appeal

OBIETONBARA OWUPELE DANIEL-KALIO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Lagos State (the lower Court) delivered on the 30th day of June, 2010 by A. A. Oyebanji, J., in respect of a land matter. The matter began its sojourn in the lower Court in 1993 when the writ of summons was filed. It has been variously heard by C. O. Segun, J., now retired; F. O. Atilade, J, later CJ, also now retired; Williams-Dawodu, J., now JCA; A. O. Taiwo, J., and Lufadeju, J now retired, before being eventually heard and decided by Oyebanji, J. The case of ANI DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE LIMITED, the claimant at the lower Court and the Respondent in this appeal, is that it bought a large parcel of land at Agia Village in Kirikiri in the Apapa/Ajegunle/Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State, of which the land in dispute is a part, from the Alahun-Osunba families, for the sum of N48,000.00 on or about the 8th day of June, 1976. After the purchase, the R…

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