HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU, JCA(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal by the Appellant, who was the Plaintiff in the suit at the trial in the court below against the judgment of Hon. Justice Obisike Oji sitting at the High Court of Abia State, Isikwuato Judicial Division and delivered on 30th March, 2009.
The Appellant as the Plaintiff in the court below in his amended statement of claim had claimed against the Respondents who were the Defendants the following reliefs, inter alia:
"(a) A declaration that the Plaintiff is entitled to the Statutory Right of Occupancy over and in respect of the parcels or pieces of land known as and called "Abor Uriem" situate at Elegwunta Ndi Ohia Amaba Isuikwuato in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court and verged pink in the Plaintiff's survey plan in this suit.
(b) N=1,000,000.00 (one million Naira) being damages for the various acts of trespass by the Defendants on the said Plai…