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MRS. OLAYIDE OKELOLA V. ADEBISI ADELEKE

(2004) JELR 44003 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.148/2000  •  2 Jul 2004  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS JSC SYLVESTER UMARU ONU JSC ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH JSC UMARU ATU KALGO JSC DENNIS ONYEJIFE EDOZIE JSC

Judgement


IGUH, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the High Court of Lagos State, the plaintiff, who is now the appellant filed an action against the respondent and her agents, servants and privies who therein were the defendants, claiming as follows:

"(i) A declaration that the property situate, lying, being and known as 12, Patey Street, Ebute-Metta, Lagos belonged in fee simple to Madam Christiana Subulade Oyeteju Ejide who was deemed to have died on 20th February, 1976.

(ii) A declaration of absolute title to the said property, namely, 12, Patey Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos in favour of the plaintiff by virtue of the last Will and testament of the late Christiana Subulade Oyeteju Ejide which Will was admitted to probate on 14th August, 1985.

(iii) Possession of the said property to the plaintiff.

(iv) Damages of ₦10,000.00 against the defendant for unlawful detention of and denial of the plaintiffs absolute title and interest in the said property.

(v) Perpetual injunction against…

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