Y. O. ADIO, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the High Court of Justice, Abeokuta Judicial Division of Ogun State, the reliefs claimed, in paragraph 31 of the Statement of Claim, by the respondents against the appellant were as follows:-
"1. Declaration that the plaintiffs are entitled to certificate of occupancy over the piece or parcel of land in respect of the area verged yellow excluding the area upon which Adewuyi built his house as indicated on survey plan No. AK. 5997/OG drawn by D.O. Akingbogun Licenced Surveyor of Ibadan.
2. Five hundred naira general damages for trespass committed by the defendant who without consent or permission of the plaintiffs unlawfully entered the land and started the erection of a building foundation on the land.
3. Injunction to restrain the defendant his servants and/or agents from further acts of trespass on the land."
Pleadings were filed and duly exchanged by the parties. The evidence led by the respondents was, inter alia, that the wh…