UWAIFO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In this suit filed in the High Court of Lagos State on 26 December, 1985 the plaintiff, now respondent, sought three reliefs, namely:
"1. A declaration that the plaintiffis entitled to a certificate of occupancy in respect of the building and land comprised in the Deed of Conveyance dated 20th June 1940 and registered as No.30 at page 30 in Volume 557 of the Lands Registry in the office at Lagos by virtue of their Deed of Lease dated 9th day of March 1955 and registered as No.17 at page 17 in volume 2 of the Lands Registry in the office at Lagos then known as 99 Agege Motor Road, Idioro, Mushin, Lagos State but now re-numbered 19 Agege Motor Road, Idioro, Mushin, Lagos State.
2. An injunction to restrain the defendants their servants or agents from remaining on or continuing in occupation of the said building and land.
3. N1,200 damages for trespass and forcible entry by the defendants on the building and land situate, lying and being …