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MAJOR MURITALA GBADAMOSI (RTD) & ORS. v. H.R.H. OBA TIJANI ADETUNJI AKINLOYE & ORS.

(2013) JELR 35514 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.146/2005  •  12 Jul 2013  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC;

Judgement
<p><strong>KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS, JSC (Delivering the leading : ): </strong>The issue in this appeal is whether the respondents who had earlier sold a portion of land vide a registered conveyance to the appellants can turn round to claim ownership of the same portion simply because the appellants had stood by and allowed the respondents to challenge the Lagos State Government who had revoked all rights of occupancy in and over a vast area of land in Lekki Peninsula in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.</p><p> The background facts leading to this appeal are as follows:</p><p> In 1977 the respondents' family sold a portion of the Ojomu Chieftaincy, family land measuring 254.558 hectares to the appellants' father, late Gbadamosi Bandele Eletu. The land is situate and known as Osapa Village in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State. The transaction done through a Deed of Conveyance dated 23rd August, 1977 was duly registered as No.36 page 36 Volume 1648 at the Lands Registry, Lagos. By the Lagos …</p>

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