OGUNTADE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants were the plaintiffs in suit No. ID/584/89, before the Ikeja High Court, and had claimed against the respondent (as the defendant) for the following:
"(i) The sum of Two thousand naira damages for trespass.
(ii) A perpetual injunction restraining the defendant, his servants and or agents from trespassing on the said tract of land.
(iii) A declaration that they are entitled to a certificate of occupancy over the land in dispute.
The parties filed and exchanged pleadings. The suit was tried by Longe, J. On 15-4-94, the learned trial Judge in his judgment dismissed in their totality, the claims of the plaintiffs. Dissatisfied, the plaintiffs have brought this appeal. In their appellants' brief filed on 28/1/2000, the issue for determination was identified as the following:
"Which of the parties before the court established better title to the land in dispute."
The respondent in his brief filed on 28/4/2000, identified two …