HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal by the defendants now appellants against the judgment of the High Court of Anambra State presided over by Hon. Justice Peter N. C. Umeadi, dated the 2nd day of December 2005 giving judgment to the Plaintiffs/Respondents.
The Plaintiffs now respondents by a Writ of Summons dated the 11th day of June 1990 sued the Defendants now Appellants claiming the following reliefs:
i) A declaration that the Plaintiffs are the people exclusively entitled to the Customary Right of Occupancy in respect of a piece and parcel of land situate at Uruagu Nnewi and more particularly referred to and called AKWU OKWENU LAND. The annual value is N100.
ii) A declaration that any purported alienation of the said land or any part of it by the defendants to anybody whatsoever without the consent of the plaintiffs is null and void and without any effect whatsoever,
iii) N3,000 damages for trespass.
iv) Perpetual injunction restraini…