WALI, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Alhaji Abdu Malumfashi complained against Alhaji Usman Hada before Area Court II Malumfashi claiming his late father's farm in possession of the defendant.
The defendant denied the claim and said he bought the piece of land in dispute (which is no longer a farm) from Magajin Gari Aliyu, the village head of Malumfashi since 37 years ago.
To prove that he bought the farmland from Magajin Gari Aliyu, the defendant called Maiunguwa Siyasa, Alhaji Mu'aw Malumfashi Magajin Gari, Maiunguwa Danasumi and Alhaji Bako Malumfashi as his witnesses to the purchase transaction.
At the end of the defendant's case, the court also afforded the plaintiff opportunity of calling his own witnesses and he called the following:
(1) Alhaji Bawa,
(2) Alhaji Shehu,
(3) Alhaji Garba Yammana.
Before the parties closed their respective cases, the plaintiff put in evidence, a letter written by Alhaji Malumfashi, the plaintiff's senior brother who was living and working …