EMMANUEL AKOMAYE AGIM, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 22-9-1997, the appellant filed a claim and caused a writ of summons to issue on the same day against Simon Sunday Edokwe the father of the respondents in the High Court of Anambra State at Nnewi commencing suit No HN/138/97 and claiming for-
a. A declaration that the plaintiff in possession is entitled to a statutory right of occupancy over the said land in dispute.
b. sum of N1,000,000.00 (one million naira) being damages for trespass.
c. Perpetual injunction restraining the defendant his servants, workmen, privies or agents from any further acts of trespass or in any manner whatsoever from interfering with the plaintiff?s right of occupancy and possession of his land.?
On 8-7-1998 Simon Sunday Edokwe the father of the respondents filed a claim and caused a writ of summons to issue on the same date against the appellant herein commencing suit No. HN/105/98 in the same Anambra State High Court at Nnewi claiming for-
?a. A …