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ABUDU LASISI & ANOR V. OLADAPO TUBI & ANOR

(1974) JELR 33911 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.336/1973  •  18 Dec 1974  •  Nigeria

Coram
TASLIM OLAWALE ELIAS JSC; GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO JSC; DANIEL O. IBEKWE JSC;

Judgement

DAN IBEKWE, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal arises out of the two suits, now consolidated, in which the 1st plaintiff claims from the 1st defendant possession of the piece or parcel of land situate at and known as No. 6 Modele compound via Tejuoso Street, Surulere; while the 2nd plaintiff claims from the second defendant possession of the piece or parcel of land situate at and known as No. 8 Modele compound via Tejuoso Street, Surulere.

The facts of this case are not complicated. It is common ground that the lands in dispute originally belonged to the Oloto Chieftaincy Family. The plaintiffs trace their root of title to one Odutola who bought the land from the Oloto Chieftaincy Family but who later on sold them. It is undisputed that Odutola sold one plot to the 1st plaintiff personally, and that he sold the other plot to one Ogundipe who, in turn, sold to the 2nd plaintiff. The two plaintiffs in question are armed with certificates of title MO 7956 dated 30th Augus…

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