OTIKI & ANOR
V.
BAJEHSON

(2005) JELR 45118 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/90/2000 ·  15 Jul 2005 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
UMAR FARUK ABDULLAHI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MARY PETER-ODILI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
respondent
senior counsel
federal high court
jurisdiction
2nd appellant
1st appellant
land
federal government
n.w.l.r
appellants
1st defendant
administrative action
trial court
federal capital territory
learned trial judge
n.w.l.r. part
purported grant
high court of the federal capital territory
leave of court
piece of land
purported revocation of the plaintiff
central bank of nigeria
lower court
original grant
plot no.1295
statement of claim
sum of n7,626,576.50
2nd defendant
amended brief of argument
amended notice of appeal
claim of the respondent
due process of law
exclusive jurisdiction of the federal high court
facts of the case
following orders
foreign exchange
functions of administration of the federal capital territory
government of gongola state
high court
honourable court
judgment of kolajo j. of the high court
judgment of the learned trial judge
leading judgment
learned counsel
organ of the federal government of nigeria
provisions of decree
services of different counsel
view of the section
virtue of decree no.107

UMARU FARUK ABDULLAHI, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of Kolajo J. of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, delivered in 25th January, 2000. The plaintiff now Respondent sued the Appellants as Defendants before the trial Court.

In his amended statement of claim the Respondent claimed the following:-

(i) "A declaration that the purported revocation of the plaintiff's land as contained in the New Nigerian Newspaper edition of 25th February, 1994, or letter of 10/4/97 and or any other document in that regard is illegal, unlawful, irrational, unconstitutional, null and void.

(ii) A declaration that the plaintiff is still the lawful owner or a person with sufficient interest in the piece of land situate, lying and being at plot 1295, Zone A6, Maitama District, Abuja, covered by a certificate of occupancy No:FCT/ABU/RW.349 and that the certificate is still subsisting.

ii(a) A declaration that the purported grant to the 1st defendant o…

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