KEKERE-EKUN, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Kano State High Court in suit No. K/268/96, delivered on the 15th day of June, 2001, in favour of the respondent herein.
The respondent, who was the plaintiff before the trial court filed a writ of summons and statement of claim dated 7th May, 1996, seeking the following reliefs against the present appellants who were the defendants:
"1. A declaration that the purported inclusion of the plot covered by certificate of occupancy No. KN.5458 situate at and known as plot No. 15, Gwarzo Trading plots in the Estate of late Mani by the 1st and 2nd defendants is illegal, null and void.
2. A declaration that the purported sale of the said plot of land to the 3rd defendant by the 1st and 2nd defendants is illegal, null and void.
3. A declaration that the plaintiff is still the rightful owner of plot No. 15, Gwarzo Trading plots covered by certificate of occupancy No. KN.5458 and is therefore ent…