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NNAEMEKA OKOYE & ORS v. OGUGUA NWANKWO

(2014) JELR 36618 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.234/2004  •  27 Jun 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC; MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAH MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JSC; NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC;

Judgement

MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The respondent herein as the plaintiff in this suit in the High Court of Anambra State holden at the Onitsha Judicial Division, in a representative capacity sued the appellants hereto, as the defendants also in a representative capacity claiming the following reliefs:

A. A declaration that the plaintiff as the head of Nwankwo Okonkwo family as well as the representative head of Obolua family in Anangwo (kindred) quarters of Ezi-Kwelle Ogidi is entitled to inherit under Ogidi Customary Rule of succession and customary right of occupancy at any time, at his will, ALL THAT PORTION OF LAND forming part of his ANCESTRAL HOME (PROPERTY) known as and called OWOKO ORURUIDE LAND valued #200.00 (Two Hundred Naira) lying, being and situate at Amangwu quarters of Ezikwell Nkwelle Ogidi in Idemili Local Government Area within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, the particulars of which will be furnished in a survey plan to be a…

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