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MILITARY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE & ORS V. ADEBAYO ADEYIGA & ORS

(2012) JELR 33985 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.112/2002  •  10 Feb 2012  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JSC; OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JSC; BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC;

Judgement

OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division delivered on 25th of September 2001. The suit was filed before the High court of Lagos State on the 17th of June 1988. The seven plaintiffs now respondents in this appeal sued in a representative capacity for themselves and on behalf of other members of Shangisha Landlords Association as per order of court dated 21/11/1988 against the 1st - 4th defendants now appellants seeking for declaratory order as follows:-

"An order that members of the Shangisha Landlords Association whose lands and/or buildings at Shangisha Village were demolished by the Lagos State Government and/or its servants or agents during the period of June 1984 to May 1985 are entitled to first choice preferential treatment in the allocation and/or (as soon as possible) re-allocation of their particular plots as agreed in the meeting held on the 16/10/84 with the Ministry o…

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