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ALFA SAKA SALAMI v. ALHAJI MOHAMMED JODI MAGAJI MUSE FAMILY

(2019) JELR 87048 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.75/2009  •  15 Mar 2019  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD..... Justice, Supreme Court KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS..... Justice, Supreme Court CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE..... Justice, Supreme Court AMIRU SANUSI..... Justice, Supreme Court SIDI DAUDA BAGE..... Justice, Supreme Court

Judgement


CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Lead Judgment):

At the High Court of Kwara State, Ilorin Judicial Division, [the trial Court, for short], the respondent in this appeal, [as Claimant], sought declaratory and injunctive reliefs against the appellants herein [as defendants]. In particular, they claimed ownership of the parcel of land at Lao Gbagba village, off Ilorin Airport, Ilorin, Kwara State.

Having lost the case at the trial Court, the respondent approached the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division, [the lower Court, for short], which said Court allowed his appeal and set aside the trial Court's judgement. The lower Court equally granted the respondent's principal and ancillary claims. This appeal is, therefore, the appellant's expression of his dissatisfaction with the lower Court's judgement.

The appellant formulated four issues for the determination of his appeal. On his part, the respondent endorsed the appellant's four issues. However, he greeted the appeal with a preliminar…

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