ONWU & ORS
V.
NKA & ORS

(1996) JELR 45930 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.148/1991 ·  9 Jul 1996 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Onwu v. Nka (1996) 7 NWLR (Pt.458) 1
Onwu v. Nka (1996) 7 NWLR (Pt. 458) 1
CORAM
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
land
dispute
parties
defendants
exhibits c
court of appeal
exhibit c
exhibit d
people of ndiabo
customary law
plea of estoppel
learned trial judge
nzuko obu igba
arbitral body
chief m.n. ugochukwu
amended statement of claim
defendants relations of ndiabo
anambra state
decision of the trial court
following extract
said decision of the court of appeal
said land
anambra state of nigeria
arbitration decision
award of the land
chief m. n. ugochukwu of bias
close study of the above sets of issues
customary right of occupancy
decision of the court of appeal
defendants relations of ndiabo family
exhaustive review of the evidence
exhibit b.
findings of the learned trial judge
following reasons
fruits of economic trees
issues call
jurisdiction of the honourable court
leading judgment
learned counsel
particular note
present plaintiffs of amaikpa
proceedings of this arbitration
representatives of the people of amaikpa family
representatives of the people of ndikpa family
said decision
subsequent trial
uhuagba land
unanimous decision
various orders of court

IGUH, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, delivered on the 8th day of December, 1989, dismissing the appellants appeal in a dispute concerning land situate at Nsogwu village, Urnunze town in the Anambra State of Nigeria. The said land is more particularly delineated and shown verged red in the plaintiffs' survey Plan No. NIS/AN 1595/82 tendered at the hearing as Exhibit B.

The plaintiffs, for themselves and as representatives of the people of Amaikpa family of Nsogwu village, Umunze, Orumba Local Government Area, Anambra State had in the Amawbia/Awka Judicial Division of the High Court of Justice, Anambra State instituted an action against the defendants, for themselves and as representatives of the people of Ndikpa family of Ugwulano village, Umunze claiming as follows:-

"(a) A declaration that the plaintiffs are entitled to the customary right of occupancy of "Uhuagba" land situate at Umunze in Orum…

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