KAWU, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Ruling): In the Grade 'A' Customary Court, Ijebu-Ode, the appellants, as plaintiffs, instituted an action against the respondents, claiming as follows:-
(i) Declaration of title in accordance with customary law to all that piece or parcel of land situate lying and being along Ijebu-Ode/ Ibadan Road, Ijebu-Ode (at the back of Chief T. A. Odutola's compound, Ijebu-Ode) as the property of the plaintiffs' family, to wit, the Oliwo Agbadagbodo Family (otherwise known as and called Olore Family) of Ijasi Quarter, Ijebu-Ode. Western State of Nigeria.
The value of the said land is 250 (Two Hundred and Fifty pounds).
(ii) 250(Two Hundred and Fifty pounds) being general damages for the trespass committed on the said land by the defendant on or the 21st day of June. 1986; and
(iii) Injunction restraining the defendant, his agents, servants or assigns from any further acts of trespass on the said land."
At the trial, both parties gave evidence of traditional …