G. S. SOWEMIMO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In suit IK/97/68 the plaintiffs, who are the appellants before us, sued the six defendants, the respondents to this appeal, before the High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division (formerly in the Western State) on the 5th October 1966 and the claim reads: -
"The Plaintiffs claim is for an order setting aside the Deed of Conveyance dated 17th October, 1965, and registered as No. 32 at page 32 in Volume 896 of the Registry Deed kept at Ibadan Lands Registery."
Beckley, J, who tried the case gave judgment on 14th May 1973 in favour of the defendants thus: -
"I must accordingly hold on the evidence before me that the plaintiffs have failed to proof (prove) their case against the defendants.
"They have failed to prove fraud on the part of the 1st to 5th defendants and the entire claim must fail. This claim is accordingly dismissed."
It is against this judgment that an appeal has been lodged.
When pleadings closed on 23/11/66 the plain…