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OKELOLA
V.
ADELEKE

(2004) JELR 44003 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.148/2000 ·  2 Jul 2004 ·  Nigeria
 · 
Other Citations
Okelola v. Adeleke (2004) 13 NWLR (Pt.890) 307
CORAM
MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS JSC SYLVESTER UMARU ONU JSC ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH JSC UMARU ATU KALGO JSC DENNIS ONYEJIFE EDOZIE JSC

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Core Terms Beta
property
christiana ejide
plaintiff
appeal
dada adegbite
late dada adegbite
learned trial judge
court of appeal
1st defendant
exhibit p4
death certificate
brief of argument
children of the late dada adegbite
decision of the court of appeal
evidence act
exhibit p1
leading judgment
said property
court order
death of dada adegbite
exhibit p3
exhibits d1
madam christiana subulade oyeteju ejide
nee adegbite
owners of the property
plaintiff's case
conclusion of trial
daughter of bolaji adegbite
decision of the trial court
declaration of absolute title
evaluation of facts
evidence of the appellant
exhaustive review of the evidence
exhibit p2
favour of the plaintiff
high court of lagos state
honourable court
landed property
main point
niece of the said christiana ejide
only child
plaintiffs claims
possession of the said property
respect of the will
second place
strength of admissible evidence
unanimous decision
virtue of the last will
wit christiana subulade oyeteju ejide


IGUH, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the High Court of Lagos State, the plaintiff, who is now the appellant filed an action against the respondent and her agents, servants and privies who therein were the defendants, claiming as follows:

"(i) A declaration that the property situate, lying, being and known as 12, Patey Street, Ebute-Metta, Lagos belonged in fee simple to Madam Christiana Subulade Oyeteju Ejide who was deemed to have died on 20th February, 1976.

(ii) A declaration of absolute title to the said property, namely, 12, Patey Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos in favour of the plaintiff by virtue of the last Will and testament of the late Christiana Subulade Oyeteju Ejide which Will was admitted to probate on 14th August, 1985.

(iii) Possession of the said property to the plaintiff.

(iv) Damages of ₦10,000.00 against the defendant for unlawful detention of and denial of the plaintiffs absolute title and interest in the said property.

(v) Perpetual injunction against…

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