CORDELIA IFEOMA JOMBO-OFO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal metamorphosed from the judgment of the High Court of Benue State, sitting at Otukpo (hereinafter to be known and referred to as the lower/trial Court) in suit No. OHC/17/2006, presided over by Hon. Justice W. I. Kpochi, J., and delivered on 26th June, 2018.
FACTS LEADING TO THE APPEAL
By a Writ of Summons issued on 22nd February, 2006 and Statement of Claim dated same day, the plaintiff at the lower Court and herein before us the appellant, sought the following reliefs against the defendant who before us the respondent:
22. WHEREOF the plaintiff’s claim against the defendants jointly and/or severally is in the terms following:
a. A DECLARATION that the plaintiff is the rightful and lawful owner of all that piece/parcel of land covered by Benue State Statutory Certificate of Occupancy No. BNA 3004 dated the 8th day of January, 1990, lying, situate and being at the GRA Otukpo and which plot is more particularly…