UWANIMUSA ABBA AJI, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Hon. Justice N. Ajanah of the High Court of Justice No.3, Lokoja Kogi State, delivered on the 16th day of March, 2006, wherein the Appellants were the Plaintiffs and the Respondents were the Defendants. The Appellants, by paragraph 31 of their amended statement of claim dated 8th February, 2005, claim against the Respondents jointly and severally as follows:-
31 whereof the Plaintiffs claim against the Defendants jointly and severally as follows:-
31 (a) A DECLARATION that the Plaintiffs are the Beneficial Owners of the respective properties situate in various locations in Lokoja, Kogi State, individually purchased from the 4th Defendant sometimes in the year 2000.
(b) A DECLARATION that the respective Certificate of Occupancy granted and issued by the 3rd Defendant to each of the Plaintiffs covering their respective properties purchased from the 4th Defendant in the year 2000 were p…