(1975) JELR 46202 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.181/74 ·  5 May 1975 ·  Nigeria
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(1975) 1 All N.L.R 340 (1976) 6 S.C (REPRINT) 25
GEORGE BAPTIST AYODOLA COKER Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AYO GABRIEL IRIKEFE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
2nd objector
learned registrar of titles
rufus adekunle wright
plots nos
registration of titles act
1st objector
exhibit f
high court
long possession
exhibit c
registrar of titles
allotment plan
claims of the appellant
present appellant
chief justice
conveyance of the land
estate of rufus adekunle wright
exhibit b
lagos state edict no.
plots of land
proprietor of the freehold estate
purchase receipts
trustees of the settlement of wright
adekunle wright
admitted owners of the land
application of the applicant
competing interests
effect of the limitation decree no.
evidence of her possession of the land
exhibit a3
exhibit b. prior
land of the 1st objector
land of the 2nd objector
leading judgment
order of court
plots of land nos
provisions of sections
purchase receipt exhibit a3
registered owner of the land
registration of the applicant
support of the case of the 1st objector
time of such allocation
title of the registered owner of any land
titles of the appellant
virtue of the provisions of section

G. B. A. COKER, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The proceedings herein were commenced before the Registrar of Titles, Lagos, where the present appellant was the applicant. The present respondents were described as the objectors to the application of the applicant to be registered as the proprietor of the freehold estate in property situate at and known as plots Nos. 5, 12, 13 and 14 of the Wright's Estate Settlement in Ebute-Metta. Before the learned Registrar of Titles, the applicant gave it in evidence that during the years 1945 and 1946 when he was working as a bricklayer to one Rufus Adekunle Wright (now deceased) he bought the four plots of land Nos. 5, 12, 13 and 14 of the Wright's Estate Settlement. He gave it in evidence that he had paid Rufus Adekunle Wright by instalments for he produced in evidence three purchase receipts received in evidence as Exhibits A, A1 and A2. Adekunle Wright did not give him a conveyance of the land until he died, but the Administrator Ge…

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