TIJJANI ABUBAKAR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an Interlocutory appeal against the Ruling of the Lagos State High Court delivered by IPAYE J, on the 12th December, 2013.
The 1st Respondent commenced action by Writ of Summons and a Statement of Claim against the Appellant and the 2nd to 5th Respondents, wherein the 1st Respondent claimed the following reliefs:
1. A Declaration that the Claimant is the holder of the Certificate of Occupancy over all that piece or parcel of land measuring approximately 1653.38 metres and registered as No. 96/96/1995AC at the Lands Registry at Ikeja, Lagos State.
2. A Declaration that the forceful entry into the Claimants said parcel of land and the destruction of the perimeter fence and beacon by the 1st and 2nd Defendants, their servants, agents and/or privies, to wit, the authorities of Kings College, Lagos amounts to trespass.
3. The sum of N3,000,000,000 (Three Billion Naira) as damages for the acts of trespass committed by the 1…