OKUNOWO
V.
MOLAJO

(2010) JELR 57836 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/273/07 ·  5 May 2010 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Okunowo v. Molajo (2011) 3 NWLR (Pt. 1235) 434
CORAM
RAPHAEL CHIKWE AGBO JCA (Presided) ADZIRA GANA MSHELIA JCA (Read the Lead Judgment) REGINA OBIAGELI NWODO JCA
Core Terms Beta
appellant
2nd respondents
evidence
1st defendant
counsel
learned trial judge
issues
appellant’s counsel
appellate court
late sanyaolu
trial judge
better title
register of deeds
2nd respondents’ counsel
deed of conveyance
ownership of the land
amended statement of claim
mshelia jca
parcel of land
specific finding
statutory right of occupancy
trial court fails
2nd claimant
2nd respondents’ briefof argument
appellant’s brief
basis of the 1st defendant
conclusion of trial
findings of the trial court
following orders
following reliefs
lagos state government certificate of occupancy
lagos state high court
late emmanuel adejunji molajo
late emmanuel adetunji molajo
lead judgment
leave of court
licensee of the late e. a. molajo
number of exhibits
plaintiffs possession of the aforesaid land
procedure of this court
respect of the aforesaid land
respondents’ counsel
title of the late mr. e.a. molajo
titles of late molajo
trial commenced.appellant testifiedand
wrong decision

MSHELIA JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): The 1st and 2nd respondents as claimants commenced suit No. ID/2394/92 at the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja Division and in the amended statement of claim dated 16 June 1998 claimed against the appellant (then defendant) the following reliefs: A declaration that the plaintiffs are entitled to statutory right of occupancy in respect of the piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being at Oweh Street, Igbobi, and covered by a deed of conveyance dated 26 July 1966, registered as No. 32, at A page 32, in volume 1253 of the Register of Deeds, Lagos, between the late Emmanuel Adejunji Molajo and the Eyisha Family. A declaration that the 1st defendant is a licensee of the Late

EmmanuelAdetunji Molajo in respect of the aforesaid land. ii . An order forfeiting the aforesaid licence on the basis of the 1st defendant’s refusal to pay the annual fees and denying the title of the late Mr. E.A. Molajo.

An order granting the plaintiffs possession of the…

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