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SHARING CROSS EDUCATIONAL SERVICES LIMITED v. UMARU ADAMU ENTERPRISES LIMITED & ORS

(2020) JELR 87115 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC. 790/2016  •  13 Mar 2020  •  Nigeria

Coram
OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE JSC AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JSC EJEMBI EKO JSC

Judgement

EJEMBI EKO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The 1st Respondent was the plaintiff in the suit No. FCT/HC/CV.50/2006. The suit filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja was before Folasade Ojo, J. The 1st Respondent had challenged the 2nd and 3rd Respondents herein for the alleged unconstitutional revocation of its Statutory Right of Occupancy over plot No. 595 along Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja granted since 1994. It had built up structures thereon and was in possession of the said plot. The said title was allegedly revoked and the plot re-allocated to the Appellant/Applicant who, on 24th September, 2006, physically took over possession of the plot from the 1st Respondent. The 1st Respondent in the said suit claimed that the allocation of its plot to the Applicant was spurious and further that the 2nd and 3rd Respondents at the instigation of the Applicant on 24th September, 2006 sent their agents to pull down its existing structures on the land…

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