MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM SIRAJO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): At the High Court of Lagos State, Epe Division, the 1st - 4th Respondents, as claimants, took out a Writ of Summons against the Appellants and the 5th - 9th Respondents as Defendants, wherein they claimed reliefs as follows:
1. A declaration that all that parcel of land contained in Survey Plan No. ASC/LA/732/92 and dated the 10th day of Nov., 1992, known as Igando Orudu comprising of Ayeteju, Igando, Alakun, Ofiran and Oke Olokun belong to the Orudu family from time immemorial and they are the ones entitled to the statutory right of occupancy in and over the land.
2. A declaration that the purported alienation of the various portion of the Orudu family land to wit:
i. The assignment of 9.636 hectares by the Ilari Ogun family of the 3rd - 6th defendants:
ii. The assignment of 6 acres by the Kafaru family of the 6th defendant.
iii. The memorandum of sale of 3 acres by the Alimi family of the 9th - 14th defendants.
iv. The ass…