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SEWANU DANSU & ORS v. CHIEF OLOWO IGE LABALU & ANOR

(2014) JELR 36637 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/102/2009  •  24 Mar 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
CHIDI NWAOMA UWA JCA; HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI JCA; OBIETONBARA DANIEL-KALIO JCA;

Judgement

OBIETONBARA DANIEL-KALIO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is a land matter. The land dispute between the parties was first heard at the Ado-Odo Grade II Customary Court in Ogun State. The Appellants lost there. They headed by way of an appeal against the judgment of the said Customary Court, to the High Court of Ogun State. Again, the Appellants lost there. They have further appealed to this court. The land, subject of the dispute between the parties is a vast piece of land at Meika Idonume near Agboku Village in Oke-Padre Area, near Ado-Odo in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

After hearing the Appellants appeal from the Grade II Customary Court, the lower court came to the following conclusion.

"Having found largely in favour of the Respondents and finding nothing perverse in the findings, evaluations and conclusions of the lower court, I see no justifiable reason to disturb that judgment except for the award of damages for trespass which is hereby …

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