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JOSEPH OKOYE & ANOR v. MRS. COMFORT EDUZOR & ANOR

(2018) JELR 38443 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/E/311/2013  •  13 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
IGNATIUS IGWE AGUBE JCA; TOM SHAIBU YAKUBU JCA; RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU JCA;

Judgement

TOM SHAIBU YAKUBU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is sequel to the decision of the Anambra State High Court of Justice, holden at Awka, which was delivered on 23rd January, 2012.

The appellants had claimed at the Court below against the respondents, thus:

1. A declaration that the plaintiffs are the persons entitled to the grant of statutory Right of Occupancy in respect of the land in dispute, situate, lying and being along Orji Village Road, Enugwu-Ukwu known as Raymond Okoye compound.

2. N500,000 as special and general damages for acts of trespass of the defendant against the piece of land described above.

On their part, the respondents in their defence, counter-claimed against the appellants, and prayed for the following reliefs, namely:-

a. A Declaration that the 2nd defendant Uchenna Eduzor is the person entitled to the grant of statutory right of occupancy in respect of the land in dispute situate, lying and being along Orji Village Road and verged Green in th…

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