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ESSIEN ANANA INYANG v. MADAM CHRISTIANA IRONBAR

(2010) JELR 47548 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/139/07  •  28 Jun 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS JCA; JA'FARU MIKA'ILU JCA; NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JCA;

Judgement

NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Endorsed on the writ issued on 8/1/96 from the Registry of the High Court of Cross River State Calabar Judicial and reproduced in paragraphs 49 of the statement of claim are the plaintiff's (now Appellant) claims against the Respondent (then Defendant):

"(1) A declaration:

(a) That the house No 22 Ekondo Street Calabar is the family property ("Ndon"- in Efik of the family of late madam Mary Bassey Effiom,

(b) That the house No 22 Ekondo Street Calabar is not the personal property of late Efiong Anana Inyang and cannot therefore form part of the estate of the said late Efiong Anana Inyang.

(c) that any document which purports to give title/ownership of the said property No 22 Ekondo Street, Calabar on the basis of evidence before the court to late Efiong Anana Inyang, be declared null and void and of no effect.

(d) That any person or group of persons wishing to have anything to do with the said property (No 22 Ekondo Str…

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