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ALHAJI MANSUR SALISU & ORS v. ALHAJI ISMAILA ABUBAKAR & ORS

(2014) JELR 36567 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/254/2009  •  24 Jan 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA JCA; ITA GEORGE MBABA JCA; HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU JCA;

Judgement

HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is a consolidated appeal. The facts of the cases leading up to the consolidated appeals are pretty straight forward and, from the contents of the several documents tendered as exhibits and from the uncontested facts between the parties, the controversies centered around a building block, referred to as Block C, in the Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi Market in Sabon Gari, Kano. By a letter, the date of which is unclear from the photocopy in the records of appeal, the Kano Municipal Local Government Council, the then Managers of the Sabon Gari Market, rented the said Block C to the first Respondent for use as a restaurant from the 1st of July, 1985 at a yearly rent of N1,666.67k. The first Respondent took possession of the block and paid his due rents and he subsequently converted the block of building into ten shops which he sublet to the ten Appellants. There was evidence that the first Respondent paid his yearly r…

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