(2003) JELR 44879 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.141/1999 ·  4 Jul 2003 ·  Nigeria
Other Citations
Usman v. Garke (2003) 14 NWLR (Pt.840)261 (2003) 7 S.C 33 (2003) 7 S.C 33
Usman v. Garke (2003) 14 NWLR (Pt. 840) 261
IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria NIKI TOBI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
exhibit mb1
allocation committee
land use
trial court
appellate court
judgment of the court
trial judge
certificate of occupancy no.
claims of the respondent
declaration of title
further acts of trespass
honourable court
learned justice
learned trial judge
order of perpetual injunction
said land
statement of claim
statement of defence
above parcel of land
a. o. ejiwunmi
appeal of the appellant
bare facts
case of the defendant
clear view
considered view
counter-claim raises
counter-claims of the appellant
first issue
following passage
following reliefs
judgment of the trial court
leading judgment
learned judge ought
learned justice of the court of appeal
parcel of land
plaintiff claims
plot of land
purpose of this question
said judgment
see alhaji j. aromiree v
suit no. trsj
support of their respective cases
taraba state high court
unauthorised utilisation of the plaintiff

A. O. EJIWUNMI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the court below, Jos Division (Coram, Oguntade, J.C.A., Edozie, J.C.A. (as he then was), and Muhamad, J.C.A.) delivered on the 8th day of December, 1998. By the said judgment, that court dismissed the appeal of the appellant from the judgment of the trial court sitting in Jalingo in the Taraba State High Court, in suit No. TRSJ/30/93. In that case, which was tried on pleadings, the respondent by paragraph 17 of his statement of claim, claimed as follows:

"17. Whereof the plaintiff claims against the defendant:

(a) A declaration of title over the parcel of land described as Plot No. 19A (sic) road lying and situate at the Jalingo old air strip measuring about 1110 square meters based on MISCJP3, Jalingo, Taraba State.

(b) An order of perpetual injunction against the defendant and his privies or servants from committing further acts of trespass on the above parcel of land.

(c) The sum of t…

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