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RAPHAEL EKPE OKON & ORS v. SYLVESTER IME EFFIONG & ANOR

(2017) JELR 38084 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/210/2015  •  8 Feb 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; STEPHEN JONAH ADAH JCA; JOSEPH OLUBUNMI KAYODE OYEWOLE JCA;

Judgement

STEPHEN JONAH ADAH, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the judgment of the Akwa Ibom State High Court in Suit No. HU/129/1991 delivered on the 19th day of July, 2013. (CORAM I. E. UKANNA, J.).

The subject matter of the dispute between the parties to this case is a parcel of land known commonly by the parties as "Ekpene/Amia" situate at Ekpri Nsukara Village in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The Appellants were the Plaintiffs at the Lower Court while the Respondents in this appeal were the Defendants. By the statement of claim of pages 50 to 52 of the Record of Appeal the Plaintiffs now Appellants claimed:

(1) A Declaration that the Plaintiffs are entitled to the statutory right of occupancy over the piece or parcel of land known as and called "Ekpene Amia" lying, situate and being at Ekpri Nsukara Village in Uyo Local Government Area within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court.

(2) An Order of this Honourable Court on the Defendants to acc…

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