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Alhaji Olorunkemi Ajao v. Mrs. L. E. Sonola & Anor

(1973) JELR 33321 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.256/1970  •  10 May 1973  •  Nigeria

Coram
GEORGE BAPTIST AYODOLA COKER JSC; DAN IBEKWE JSC; AYO GABRIEL IRIKEFE JSC;

Judgement

G. B. A. COKER, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant is the defendant in the action instituted against him in the High Court, Lagos, (Lagos State) in which the plaintiffs' claims, according to their statement of claim are as follows:

"(a) Declaration of title in fee simple to the said parcel of land situate at 49 Arolawun Street, Ikorodu Road (and comprising the portion edged "Green" on the plan attached hereto) in the Lagos State.

(b) 150 (one hundred and fifty pounds) damages for trespass committed by the defendant on the said piece or parcel of land.

(c) Possession of the said land edged "Green" in the plan filed with this statement of claim."

The plaintiffs in the High Court are the present respondents and as designated on the writ and the pleadings they have sued as "Administratrices of the Estate of E. O. Aiyede (deceased)". The land concerned is situate at Arolawun Street, off Ikorodu Road, in the Lagos State. In describing the plaintiffs, paragraphs 1 and 2 …

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