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L.N.NWAJUEBO v.VINCENT ALABUA & ANOR.

(1974) JELR 41152 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.17/1973  •  19 Dec 1974  •  Nigeria

Coram
GEORGE B.A. COKER JSC; ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS JSC; GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO JSC;

Judgement

A. FATAYI-WILLIAMS, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiff is a member of the Umu Alibo Family of Ibusa in the Mid-Western State and commenced these proceedings in the Ibusa Customary Court against the defendants who are sued as the representatives of the Umu Ozoma family, also of Ibusa. The plaintiff's claims in the customary court were as follows:-

"Declaration of title to the ownership of a piece of land known as Umu Alibo family land situated at Ogbeowele quarters, Ibusa. The said piece of land including our dwelling houses and economic plants is the property of the said Umu Alibo family. The said piece of land is bounded on the east by Umu Kwuta family land, on the north by Umu Ozoma land ending at Nkogo Ocha, on the west by Umu Ogwu family farm land, on the south by Umu Kwuta family land. The value of the land described above is fifty pounds (50 Pounds).

(B) An injunction to retrain the defendants their servants and their agents from further molestation of the p…

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