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LAWANI ALLI & ANOR. V. CHIEF GBADAMOSI ABASI ALESINLOYE & ORS.

(2000) JELR 44066 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.96/1994  •  7 Apr 2000  •  Nigeria

Coram
ADOLPHUS GODWIN KARIBI-WHYTE JSC; MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE JSC; ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH JSC; SAMSON ODEMWINGIE UWAIFO JSC; EMMANUEL OLAYINKA AYOOLA JSC;

Judgement

IGUH, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By a writ of summons issued on the 11th day of December, 1987 in the Ibadan Judicial Division of the High Court of Justice, Oyo State, the plaintiffs, for themselves and on behalf of the Oroye family, instituted an action jointly and severally against the 1st to the 5th defendants as representatives of the Alesinloye family and the 6th to the 9th defendants claiming as follows:-

(a) Declaration of Title to a Statutory Right of Occupancy over all that piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being at Igbo-Ori-Oke Express Road, Ibadan, the Survey plan of which is filed with this Statement of Claim.

(b) The sum of N20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Naira) being special and general damage for continuing acts of trespass committed and still being committed by the defendants on the land in dispute.

(c) An order of injunction restraining the defendants, their servants, agents, privies or any person claiming through or under them from committing fur…

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