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GABRIEL FASHOYIN OYEDELE v. SANNI AYINLA & ORS.

(1972) JELR 41558 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.177/1971  •  1 Dec 1972  •  Nigeria

Coram
TASLIM OLAWALE ELIAS JSC; ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS JSC; AYO GABRIEL IRIKEFE JSC;

Judgement

T. O. ELIAS, C.J.N. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the judgment of Taylor C.J. in appeal No. LD/71A/68 delivered in the Lagos High Court on 10th March, 1969, by which he confirmed the judgment of the Registrar of Titles dismissing the application for registration of two plots of land known as numbers 27 and 28 in Wrights' allotment, Yaba.

The admitted facts are these. Following upon the receipt of the application for registration, the first objector objected to the registration in respect of plot No. 27 and the second set of objectors objected to the registration of plot No. 28. The third objector did not appear in the proceedings before the Registrar. All the parties were agreed that the two plots sought to be registered formed part of the land of the late Rufus Alexander Wright which was covered by a deed of settlement. The applicant based his title on three documents:-

(a) a purchase receipt dated 3rd September, 1969.

(b) a deed of conveyance (exhibit …

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