MURITALA AREMU OKUNOLA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of B. O. Ogunade J. sitting at High Court No. 1, Otta, Ogun State delivered on the 27th day of January, 2001.
The facts of this case briefly put were as follows:
The appellants herein were the plaintiffs in the court below, said the defendants (Respondents herein) claiming the following reliefs:
1. Declaration that by tradition the people of the villages and areas in Ilogbo ward of Otta District and Ojodu Abiodun Administrative Area namely: (4) Olowo (5) Oke Oji (6) Agasa Adewale (7) Idiroko (8) Ogunwade (9) Ilugboro (10) Fagbayi (11) Ajegunle (12) Igbusi (13) Abule Oke and the people of the villages and areas around Ijoko/Otta in Otta ward II of Otta namely: (1) Agoro (2) Ijokolemode (3) Itoki (4) Oko (5) Rabiyan-Igboju (6) Mosafejo (7) Ikeja (8) Ajageoju (9) Ntabo (10) Okanran (11) Ijegemo belong to Ado-Odo/Otta Local Government.
2. Declaration that the area of the land situate lyi…