MUKHTAR, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): As per writ of summons dated 20/1/83 the respondent in this appeal initiated a suit against the appellants for the following claims:-
1. Declaration that the following deeds belonging to the plaintiff hitherto held in possession by the defendants are wrongfully detained and should be returned to the plaintiff:-
(a) Deed of lease registered as No.5 at page 5 in volume 378 of the lands registry in the office at Ibadan, in respect of leasehold property at SW8/290 Oke-Ado, Ibadan dated 27/7/60.
(b) Deed of conveyance registered as No. 45 at page 45 in volume 1169 of the Lands Registry, in the office at Ibadan, in respect of freehold landed property at Agbowo Area, Near U.I. Ibadan dated 16/12/69.
(c) Deed of conveyance of freehold property registered in Lagos Land Registry covered by Land Certificate No. 1332 dated 9/11/59
2. N8,000.00 ........ being general damages suffered by the plaintiff for the continued wrongful detention of the sa…