MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellants as Plaintiffs had by a writ of summons and statement of Defendants now Respondents herein as follows:-
1. A declaration that the expense of land situate behind Abraham Adesanya Estate at Karimu Igbaro Village via Ajiwe Village, via Ajah in Etiosa Local Government Area of Lagos State more particularly described in the perimeter survey, pleaded in paragraph 12, measuring approximately 5.093 hectres belongs to the Plaintiffs.
2. An order restoring possession of the Plaintiffs' land described in paragraph I above compulsorily acquired by the Defendants without compensation back to the Plaintiffs or alternatively an order compelling the Defendants to allocate an alternative and suitable land of the same size to the plaintiffs in lie of their land that was compulsorily acquired without compensation. (See pages 3 - 4 of the Record)."
By the second Amended statement of Defence dated 1st of March 2006 (pages 1…