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CHIEF MUTAFIU OGUNLAJA & ORS v. CHIEF TIJANI ALIMI & ORS

(2017) JELR 37906 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/1082/2014  •  21 Jun 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
TIJJANI ABUBAKAR JCA; BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL JCA; UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU JCA;

Judgement

UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the decision of the High Court of Lagos State in SUIT NO. LD/1048/2006: CHIEF TIJANI ALIMI and ORS v. CHIEF MUTAFIU ADEBAYO OGUNLAJA and ORS. delivered on 2nd September 2014. The 1st-4th Respondents herein were the Claimants at the lower Court, while the Appellants herein were the 1st-3rd Defendants at the lower Court. Just as in this appeal, the contest at the lower Court was principally between the 1st-4th Respondents and the Appellants. By their 2nd Amended Statement of Claim, at pages 389-390 of Volume 1 of the Records, the 1st-4th Respondents claimed the following reliefs:

37. Whereof the Claimants claim as follows:-

a. A DECLARATION that the excision of pieces or parcels of land in Akodo town, in Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State measuring approximately 14,352 Hectares and 82,302 Hectares known and referred to as parcel A& B respectively by the Lagos State Government vide …

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