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OTUNBA HAKEEM SOBANDE v. BARRISTER ANDY IGBOEKWE

(2016) JELR 37007 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/54M/2011  •  26 Apr 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JCA; YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR JCA; ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO JCA;

Judgement

CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Judgment Taiwo J of the High Court of Lagos State in Suit No. LD/207/2005 delivered on the 7th day of December, 2010 in favour of the Respondent who was the Claimant at the trial Court.

The facts of the case as gathered from the record of appeal are as follows:

?In 1993, the Respondent's client, Alhaji Bukar Usman bought a large parcel of land from the Ojupon Family at Thomas Village, Ajah, Lagos out of which the two plots of land which are the subject matter of the dispute in this case formed part of. The Respondent was the solicitor that represented Alhaji Bukar Usman in the transaction. After the purchase, Alhaji Bukar Usman was put in possession of the parcel of land and he was said to have enjoyed quiet possession until he was made to re-purchase the land from both the Ojupon and Ogunsemo families of Ajah and the Baale of Ajah acting for himself and on behalf of the Ajah community. The r…

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