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SUNDAY BEKOCHI EKWEGHIARIRI v. DONATUS UNACHUKWU & ORS

(2013) JELR 35368 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/89/2005  •  26 Apr 2013  •  Nigeria

Coram
UWANI M. ABBA AJI JCA; PHILOMENA M. EKPE JCA; HARUNA S. TSAMMANI JCA;

Judgement

PHILOMENA MBUA EKPE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Customary Court of Appeal Imo State sitting at Owerri, which judgment was delivered on the 7th day of October 2004. The lower court had set aside the judgment of the Customary Court, Ehime Mbano, given in favour of the Appellant whereby the Appellant herein had been granted possession and ownership of all that piece/parcel of land situate and lying at Mgboroko Umukabia in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

Dissatisfied with the judgment of the Customary Court of Appeal, the Appellant herein has appealed to this court. The notice and grounds of appeal are found at pages 266 - 271 of the record of appeal.

The facts of the case simply put, revolve around the ownership of the piece and/or parcel of land at Ehime in Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State. The Appellant claims ownership of the said land lying at Mgboroko Umukabia, Ehime in Mbano and which he stated tha…

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