EKO JSC (Delivering the Lead Judgment) : The appel ants were the plaintiffs at the trial court. They were also the appellants at the lower court. The respondent was the defendant and respondent respectively at those courts. By a writ of summons and statement of claim filed on 24 November 2009, the plaintiffs (now appellants) claimed against the defendant (now respondent) as follows: 1. A declaration that the plaintiffs are not indebted to the defendant in any sum of money whatsoever whether in local or foreign currency.
The sum of N100,000,000.00 (one hundred million naira) in favour of the 1st plaintiff being general damages for detinue.
An order of court mandating the defendant to return to the 1st plaintiff certificate of occupancy Nos. FCT/ ABU/CR.296 in respect of plot No. 756 Maitama A5
District, measuring approximately 2189.30 square meters and FCT/ABU/NG488 in respect of plot No. 71A3, Garki II District, measuring approximately 1195. 06 square meters which the 1st plaintiff dep…