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NAFIU GAMBO HARUNA v. ALHAJI LAWAL YARO

(2016) JELR 41321 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/481/2014  •  31 May 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI JCA; IBRAHIM SHATA BDLIYA JCA; HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU JCA;

Judgement

IBRAHIM SHATA BDLIYA, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Justice, Kaduna State delivered on the 24th of September, 2014 in suit No. KDH/2/13/2010. The genesis of the dispute before the lower Court (High Court of Justice, Zaria, Kaduna State) was that the respondent (then plaintiff) bought the property, subject matter of the litigation, from Alhaji Muhammed Sule Ringim. Alhaji Muhammed Sule Ringim bought the house from Alhaji Gambo Haruna (deceased), the father of the appellant (defendant at the lower Court). The respondent was given sale agreements of the transaction between himself and that of the transaction between Alhaji Muhammed Sule Ringim and Alhaji Gambo Haruna. He went to the Upper Sharia Court and obtained certificate of purchase, which is evidence of title to the disputed property. Thereafter, the appellant and his mother claimed that they had inherited the property as their share of the Estate of late Alhajiā€¦

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