OGUNDARE, J.S.C.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By a writ of summons issued in June 1981, the plaintiffs, Adekunle Aganga Williams and Adebisi Daniel, for themselves and on behalf of the family of Rev. E.E. Williams, sued the defendants, Aina Orupe Obawole and Lamidi Lawal in a representative capacity as representing the Obawole Family claiming:-
(1) Declaration that plaintiffs are the persons entitled to statutory right of occupancy under Edict No.7 of 1978 in respect of the parcel of land shown edged pink on plan No. OGEK 313/81 which parcel is at Ifako Coker Agege, Ikeja Division of Lagos State.
(2) N500.00 damages for trespass committed by the defendants, their servants and agents on the said land.
(3) An order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, their servants and agents from committing further acts of trespass on the said land.
Pleadings were filed and exchanged and subsequently, with leave of court, amended. By their amended statement of claim, the plaintif…