(1996) JELR 45900 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.98/1988 ·  20 Dec 1996 ·  Nigeria
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Ume vs. Okoronkwo (1996) 10 NWLR (Pt.477)133
Ume v. Okoronkwo (1996) 10 NWLR (Pt. 477) 133
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
parcel of land
2nd defendant
learned trial judge
further violation of plaintiff
customary arbitration
judgment of the court of appeal
further appeal
high court of imo state
death of the 1st defendant
close of the case
enjoyment of the said land
above findings of the learned trial judge
leading judgment
first arbitration
pledged land
second arbitration
present case
land ala ekpe afa
court of appeal
chief joseph okoli
presence of the 2nd defendant
ume agudosi
late uzozie
high court
brother nnaji ume
declaration of title
finding of the learned trial judge
father of the 2nd defendant
police investigation
1st defendant
possession of the piece of land
concurrent judgments of the trial court
plaintiff respondent
relatives of the 1st defendant
trial court of the report
father ukobi

OGWUEGBU, J.S.C.:(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is a further appeal to this court against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division by one of the defendants in consolidated suits. In the High Court of Imo State, Orlu Judicial Division, the plaintiff instituted an action against the defendants claiming the following reliefs:-

"(1) Declaration of title to the piece and parcel of land situate at Umuezeaha Umukegwu Akokwa within jurisdiction and shown in the Plan No. IM/GA2171/76 filed with this Statement of Claim. The annual value is N10.00

(2) N200.00 (two hundred naira) general damages for trespass.

(3) Perpetual Injunction restraining the defendants by themselves and/or their agents or servants or their privies from further trespass on the land or from any further violation of plaintiff's ownership and enjoyment of the said land."

The suit is numbered HOR/73/76. The 2nd defendant filed a cross action (HOR/26/77) against the plaintiff claiming a declaration of title…

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