(1982) JELR 46399 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.43/1981 ·  17 Sep 1982 ·  Nigeria
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Uhunmawagho v. Okojie (1982) 9 S.C. 52 (1982) A.N.L.R 276
GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MOHAMMED BELLO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria KAYODE ESO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AUGUSTINE NNAMANI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
plot allotment committee
1st respondent
court of appeal
oba of benin
parcel of land
learned trial judge
benin city
exhibits c
federal court of appeal
exhibit c
members of ward
trial court
benin judicial division
date 6th february
part of the case
plot of land
recommendation of the committee
1st respondents
aforesaid land
a. nnamani
annual value of the land
appellants appeal
availability of the layout plan
benin customary law
brother of 2nd respondent
case of the appellant
chief jonathan elema
course of the trial
evidence of his inspection of a piece
exhibit g. 3rd
exhibits c-c1
exhibits k.k.1
following facts
following portion of his judgment
following reliefs
full knowledge of the location of the plot
honourable court
important steps
judgment of the bendel state high court
leading judgment
plans of the land
possession of the said land
property of the plaintiff
question of inspection
relevant plot allotment committee ward

A. NNAMANI, J.S.C.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): In this suit, the appellant (plaintiff in the trial court) sued respondents (defendants) for the following reliefs:

1. Declaration of Title to all that piece or parcel of land situate lying and being at ward "A" Aikhionbare Avenue, behind the Government Reservation Area, Benin City within the Benin Judicial Division, property of the plaintiff and which parcel of land shall be particularly described and delineated on the plan to be filed by the plaintiff in this Honourable Court. The annual value of the land is N40.00.

(2) Possession of the said land.

(3) N400 being damages for trespass committed and is still being committed by the Defendants by themselves, their servants and/or agents on the said plaintiff's land.

(4) A perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, their servants and/or agents from committing further acts of trespass on the aforesaid land" .

Pleadings were ordered and were duly filed and delivered.

Both the appel…

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