ALHAJA RAFATU AYORINDE ALHAJA WOSILATU AYORINDE FALILATU AYORINDE RASIDI AYORINDE TAJUDEEN AYORINDE (For themselves and other descendants of Late Gbadamosi Fagbuyi Ayorinde otherwise known as AYANDE) V. ALHAJA AIRAT ONI ALHAJI FASIU BANIRE
(2000) JELR 55595 (SC)
SC. 240/1994 .
4 Feb 2000
ADOLPHUS G. KARIBI-WHYTE, JSC ( Presided) EMMANUEL O. OGWUEGBU, JSC ALOYSIUS I. KATSINA-ALU, JSC OKAY ACHIKE, JSC ( Read the leading Judgment) UMARU A. KALGO, JSC.
<p><strong> ACHIKE, JSC.: (Delivering the leading : ): </strong> The appellants, as plaintiffsat the Lagos high Court instituted this action in a representative capacity (as representing themselves and other descendants of late Gbadamosi Fagbuyi Ayorinde otherwise known as Ayande) against the defendants. They claimed as follows: Adeclaration that the Plaintiffs are the owners of the property situate, lying and known as No. 67,Docemo Street, Lagos being an Estate of inheritance from their Ancestor Late Gbadamosi Fajuyi A Ayorinde otherwise known as Ayande. Adeclaration that the Plaintiffs are the persons entitled to Certificate of occupancy in respect of the said land.</p><p>Possession of the property.</p><p>On 31/9/90, the learned trial judge, Adeyinka , J. entered judgment in favour of the plaintiffs. On defendants’ appeal, the Court of Appeal unanimously reversedthe judgement of the trial court and found for the defendants. Dissatisfied with the lower court’s judgment, the appellants have now appealed to this…</p>