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DANG PAM V. SALE DANG GWOM

(2000) JELR 44063 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.17/1998  •  14 Jan 2000  •  Nigeria

Coram
ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI JSC; EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU JSC; OKAY ACHIKE SAMSON JSC; UMARU ATU KALGO JSC; EMMANUEL OLAYINKA AYOOLA JSC;

Judgement

WALI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiff sued the defendant before the Grade 1 Area Court. Foron-Fan, Heipang, siting at Foron, Plateau State, claiming the recovery of a piece of farmland situate in Kamang. He stated his case as follows:

"I am suing the defendant claiming from him my farmland which I inherited from my father. It was my father that was doing it and the grandfather of the defendant came to my father as a friend and asked for a place to build and my father gave him a place to build and he build his house there that was how the place came into the possession of the defendant from some where. He has his own place with his ruined house in it but left to come to where his grandfather not from my father. On the authority of my father his grandfather planted some cactus trees which he got from the one already planted by my father.

After the death of his father he went to his former place and left this one and as I went there to start farming he stopped me …

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