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CHIEF T. OKEOWO v. ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF OGUN STATE

(2010) JELR 45345 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.322/2001  •  16 Jul 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
DAHIRU MUSDAPHER JSC; WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; IKECHI FRANCIS OGBUAGU JSC; FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI JSC; MOHAMMAD SAIFULLAH MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JSC;

Judgement
<p>WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN, J.S.C (Delivering the leading : ): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Holden at Ibadan, in appeal NO. CA/1/117/97 delivered on the 7th day of June, 2001 dismissing the appeal of the appellant against the judgment of the High Court of Ogun State in suit NO. HCT/59/87 delivered on the 17th day of December, 1992 dismissing the case of the appellant, then plaintiff before that court.</p><p> Appellant had instituted the action against the respondent, then defendant, claiming the following reliefs:</p><p> "1. (i) A declaration that the purported compulsory acquisition of land by Ogun State Notice N0. 109 dated the 7th of May 1977 and published at pages 66 - 67 of Ogun State of Nigeria Gazette is null and void and of no effect.</p><p> (ii) A declaration that the aforementioned Notice does not affect the right of occupancy vested in the plaintiff in and over the two pieces or parcels of land situated lying and being at Idaose Farmland at Edu Village,…</p>

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