(2002) JELR 44582 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.116/1998 ·  7 Jun 2002 ·  Nigeria
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ORIANWO V. OKENE (2002) 6 S.C. (PART II) 45
IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UMARU ATU KALGO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OLAYINKA AYOOLA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
learned trial judge
suit no. phc
trial judge
defendants' ancestor
ikwerre custom
issue of inheritance
learned justices of the court of appeal
court of appeal
crucial question
maxwell okene
burial rites of their father
harrison okene
order of court
statement of claim
subsidiary question
chief jonathan sam amadi dw5
leave of court
male children
parcel of land
true answer
above findings
behalf of rumuorianwo wogozo family
chief okpoko of maleri village
conclusion of trial
death of harrison okene
declaration of the plaintiffs
evaluation of the evidence
finding of their lordships of the court
franklin amadi
jurisdiction of this honourable court
leading judgment
l. o. okene
main reason
make of the evidence of dw5
members of okene family
okene amadi family
own ancestor
plaintiffs' land
portion of the plaintiffs
respect of charles okene
said portion of land
said survey plan
suit no.phc
support of their case
survey plan no. fo
time of the death of their father wokerebe
uwaifo jca

M. E. OGUNDARE, JSC. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In Suit No.PHC/119/81 in the Port Harcourt Judicial Division of the High Court of Rivers State, Nnanta Orianwo, Richard Wosu, Franklin Amadi, Thomas Acho and Boniface Elewa, for themselves and on behalf of Rumuorianwo Wogozo Family (hereinafter are referred to as Plaintiffs) sued L. O. Okene, Harrison Okene and Maxwell Okene, for themselves and as representing the Okene Amadi Family (hereinafter are referred to as Defendants), claiming as per paragraph 24 of their amended statement of claim:

(i) A declaration of the plaintiffs' customary right of occupancy to all that piece or parcel of land known as and called Ohia Otuloro lying and situate at Rumuokwurusi, Obio, Port Harcourt, which said piece or parcel of land is more particularly delineated and verged red on the survey plan No. FO/1A/82 L.D. annexed to this statement of claim.

(ii) N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira) being general damages for trespass committed by the defendant…

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