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MATTHEW ECHERE & ORS. v. CHRISTOPHER EZIRIKE & ORS

(2006) JELR 33465 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.350/2001  •  12 May 2006  •  Nigeria

Coram
ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU JSC; AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI JSC; DAHIRU MUSDAPHER JSC; WALTER SAMUEL ONNOGHEN JSC; IKECHI FRANCIS OGBUAGU JSC;

Judgement

KATSINA-ALU,J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal by the plaintiffs against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Port-Harcourt Division delivered on 30th April, 2001.

The plaintiffs, in their action instituted against the 1st set of defendant claimed as follows:

"1. Declaration of title to pieces of or parcels of land situate at Umuokwara-udu Umuobom in Orlu Division respectively known as and called (1) Ala Nwaikpa; (2) Ala Ogwugwu Awala; (3) Ala Okeahia (4) Ala Gbokogboko and (5) Ala Ugwun-Nogo within the Orlu Judicial Division and more particularly delineated on a plan to be tendered at the hearing of this action, of an annual value of N10.00 (ten Naira).

2. N200.00 (Two Hundred Naira) general damages for trespass into the said lands.

3. Perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, their servants and/or agents from entering into the said lands and acting therein in any manner inconsistent with the plaintiffs' ownership and possession."

The plaintiffs did…

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