PETER OLABISI IGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of Abia State High Court Umuahia Judicial Division contained in the judgment of the Honourable Justice Onuoha A. K. Ogwe delivered on 5th day of August, 2009.
The Appellant who was the Claimant at the trial court had sued the Respondents herein vide his Writ of Summons issued against them, on 12th day of May, 2004 wherein he sought for the following reliefs viz:
"(a) A declaration that the Plaintiff as the holder and occupier of the piece or parcel of land known as and called "Odikpiri Nwageruka" is entitled to the Statutory Right of Occupancy of the said parcel of Urban land of annual rental value of ₦20.00 (Twenty Naira) situated at Agbama Olokoro Umuahia in the Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State of Nigeria within the Umuahia Judicial Division.
(b) ₦1,000,000.00 (One Million Naira) being general damages for trespass in March 2004 when the Defendants for the first time with…