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CHIEF CHIKA OKAFOR & ANOR. v. ALHAJI TIJJANI HASHIM (Galadiman Kano) & ORS.

(2000) JELR 47331 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/39/99  •  3 Jul 2000  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JCA; ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA JCA; ALBERT GBADEBO ODUYEMI JCA;

Judgement

BULKACHUWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiff/1st respondent took out a writ of summons dated 29th January, 1999 against the 3rd and 4th defendants/1st and 2nd appellants and 1st and 2nd defendants/2nd and 3rd respondents at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja seeking the following reliefs/declarations:

1. A declaration and an order that the certificate of occupancy No.FCT/ABU/KN 3641 dated 25th February, 1998 registered at the Lands Registry as FC 125 at page 125 in volume 82 on 17th March, 1998, convey to the plaintiff a valid legal title over Plot 1549 at Zone A4, Asokoro District, Abuja measuring 2204.91 Square Meters and demarcated with property beacons number PB 6326.

2 A declaration and an order that the certificate of occupancy No.FCT/ABU/KN.3641 granted to the plaintiff has not been validly revoked in pursuance to section 28 of the Land Use Act, 1978.

3. A declaration and order that the interests assumed by or purportedly granted…

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