REG. TRUSTEES OF APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF CHRIST
REG. TRUSTEES OF GRACE CHURCH OF CHRIST
KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Judicial Division delivered on 4th February, 2011, setting aside the judgment of the High Court of Lagos State Coram M.O. Obadina, J delivered on 10th June, 2005.
The facts of the case are as follows: The appellant is a Christian religious organisation which was registered in 1963. It had several branches, which included the Mushin Branch, which eventually broke away from the main organisation and was registered in 1996 as The Registered Trustees of Grace Church of Christ, the respondent in this appeal. In 1976, while he was still a pastor in the employment of the Appellant Church, the promoter of the respondent, one Pastor Igbeare, purportedly purchased a parcel of land at 23/25 Fayemi Street, Ejigbo Town near Mushin from the Agbeke Family. The purchase receipt was in Pastor Igbeare's custody. The respondent applied for Land Information…