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ZIMIRO EMEJURU & ANOR v. OBEDIAH ABRAHAM & ORS

(2018) JELR 38305 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.120/2009  •  14 Dec 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; AMIRU SANUSI JSC; EJEMBI EKO JSC; PAUL ADAMU GALUMJE JSC; SIDI DAUDA BAGE JSC;

Judgement

PAUL ADAMU GALINJE, JSC (DELIVERING THE LEADING JUDGEMENT): The Appellants herein, who were the plaintiffs at the High Court of Rivers State in their writ of summons dated 22nd of January, 1992 and their statement of claim dated 23rd day of November, 2001, claimed against the 1st and 2nd Respondents, who were 1st and 2nd defendants at the trial Court, the following reliefs: -

1. A declaration that the land called and known as Ugbate land, the subject matter of this suit, situate at Ubarama in the Ekpeye District of the Ahoada Local Government Area of Rivers State is the bona fide property and owned by the plaintiffs without any encumbrance.

2. A perpetual injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd set of defendants, their agents, servants and privies from alienating, further entering, allotting, partitioning or sharing for farming or any other purpose or putting into any group or individual use the land called and known as Ugbate situate at Ubarama in the Ekpeye District of the Ahoada Local…

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