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CHIEF S. J. EBIBOKEFIE & ORS v. CHIEF STEPHEN FRENCH TUME & ORS

(2018) JELR 38627 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/532/2012  •  27 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
ISAIAH OLUFEMI AKEJU JCA; CORDELIA IFEOMA JOMBO-OFO JCA; BITRUS GYARAZAMA SANGA JCA;

Judgement

BITRUS GYARAZAMA SANGA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is from the judgment of High Court of Bayelsa State, Yenagoa Judicial Division; KATE ABIRI (C.J.) presiding delivered on 30th July 2012. The Appellants were the 3rd to 5th Defendants, the 5th to 7th Respondents were the 6th to 8th Defendants while the 1st and 2nd Respondents were the Claimants before the lower Court. The Claimants filed an endorsed Writ of Summons and a Statement of Claim dated 26th July, 1995. (pages 4 5 and 12 15 of the record of appeal). The Claimants then filed a Further Amended Statement of Claim dated 20th January, 2011 wherein they claimed as follows: -

1. AS AGAINST THE 3RD 5TH, 6TH 9TH DEFENDANTS:

A declaration of statutory right of occupancy to that piece or parcel of land known as and called KEMEFEGHEBOMO IGBO (LAND) and also sometimes called KEMEFEGHEBOMO LAND, which said land is lying, being and situate in Letugbene Town in the Ekeremo Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, a pla…

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