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MAZI SOMMUMALU PUTAUWA EEDAY-NWANKWO v. WEMA BANK PLC & ORS

(2018) JELR 38430 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/234/2015  •  2 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; STEPHEN JONAH ADAH JCA; JOSEPH OLUBUNMI KAYODE OYEWOLE JCA;

Judgement

JOSEPH OLUBUNMI KAYODE OYEWOLE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is in respect of an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Cross River State delivered on the 15th day of December, 2014 by EDEM, J. (as he then was).

The bid of the Appellant to dispose of his properties lying and situate along Murtala Mohammed Highway Calabar, Cross River State to the 4th Respondent (a corporate entity in which Cross River State represented by the 2nd Respondent had interest), was inconclusive and subsequently the 1st Respondent came into the picture in circumstances not agreeable to the Appellant. The attempt by the 1st Respondent to regularize its acquired title with the 3rd Respondent was resisted through caveats entered by the Appellant and the 2nd Respondent. The Appellant then took out a writ of summons on the 20th October, 2005 which was subsequently amended. The reliefs sought in the said suit as per the Further Amended Statement of Claim contained on pages 5-11 of the re…

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