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Y.A.Lawal v.Chief Yakubu Dawodu & Anor

(1972) JELR 33529 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.109/1970  •  1 Sep 1972  •  Nigeria

Coram
TASLIM OLAWALE ELIAS JSC; GEORGE B. A. COKER JSC; GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO JSC;

Judgement

COKER, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is a sequel to an action instituted in the High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja, in which two plaintiffs acting "for themselves and the chiefs and people of Irede" had sued Bello Ayilara, the Olojo of Ojo, for himself and the chiefs and people of Ojo for the following claims:-

(1) Declaration of title under Yoruba Native Law and custom to an area of land situate, lying and being at Imuwo Village, Oshun Village and Ashogun Village, Badagry Division of the Western Region of Nigeria;

(ii) 500(pound) special and general damages for acts of trespass committed by the defendant, his servants or agents on the said land;

(iii) Injunction against the defendant from the further acts of trespass on the said land. Value of the said land 1,000(pound).

The plaintiffs, as originally named on the writ of summons were (i) Oba Amodu Sekoni, the Onigbanko of Irede; and (ii) Y.A. Lawal, both of whom are described in the plaintiffs' statement of clai…

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