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BAYTIDE NIGERIA LIMITED v. MR. KAYODE ADERINOKUN & ORS.

(2013) JELR 36129 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/730/2010  •  29 Jan 2013  •  Nigeria

Coram
RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU JCA; CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JCA; FATIMA OMORO AKINBAMI JCA;

Judgement

CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Judgment of the High Court of Lagos State in Suit No. LD/162/2004 delivered on the 18th day of March 2010. The appellant was the claimant at the lower court and the respondents the defendants. The appellant purchased a piece of land known as Block 15, Lekki Peninsula, Phase 1 Lagos and wanted to construct a petrol station on it. The residents of the area were opposed to the construction and expressed their objection to the appellant. The appellant maintained that the land was allocated in its Certificate of Occupancy for the construction of a petrol station and that all the approvals necessary for the construction of the station had been obtained. All attempts to reach a compromise failed. The appellant began construction of the petrol station and construction had reached 95% completion before the filing of this suit. On 20/10/03, members of the residents association staged a protest on theā€¦

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