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ATTABOH IDIH v. DR. ALIYU OCHEJA OBAJE (THE ATTAH OF IGALA) & ANOR

(2010) JELR 47183 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/116/07  •  18 Oct 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA JCA; PAUL ADAMU GALINJE JCA; JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA JCA;

Judgement

PAUL ADAMU GALINJE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant herein, who was the plaintiff at the Kogi State High Court, claimed against the respondents, the following reliefs:-

i. An Order quashing the entire letter dated the 22nd day of March 2004 as being contrary to Igala native law and custom, natural justice, equity and good conscience.

ii. An Order declaring the purported termination of Plaintiffs caretakership of Okpe Adige land not based on any known misbehavior as null and void and of no effect whatsoever.

iii. An order restoring or maintaining Plaintiffs customary and natural caretakership over Okpe Adige since his fore-fathers first occupied the land.

iv. A perpetual injunction restraining the Defendants from tampering in any manner Plaintiffs caretakership over Okpe Adige land or preventing the Defendants from taking decision or steps injurious to the Plaintiffs interest and enjoyment of Okpe Adige land and its economic trees thereon.

In his Statement of D…

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