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MR. SEMIU SOBOWALE & ORS v. THE GOVERNOR OF OGUN STATE & ORS

(2018) JELR 42030 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/IB/276/2016  •  21 Feb 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JCA; HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI JCA; NONYEREM OKORONKWO JCA;

Judgement

CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Ruling of the High Court of Ogun State Abeokuta Judicial Division in Suit No. AB/98/2013 delivered on the 30th day of May, 2014, Coram Oduniyi J striking out the Claimants/Appellants suit on the ground that it was statute barred.

The Appellants who were Claimants at the trial Court instituted this suit against the Defendants/Respondents by a Writ of Summons dated 20/02/12 and filed on 21/03/13 claiming as follows:

i. A Declaration that the purported acquisition of the Claimants family land described as the piece of land measuring 11768.048 sq meters (1.177 Hectares) and more particularly delineated and verged red in Survey plan no: OG/300/2010/009 dated 22nd June, 2010 prepared by Surveyor M. O Ozan Avae (a registered surveyor) lying, being and situate at Oriota Village opposite Mountain of Fire along Lagos Ibadan express way Ibafo, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, Ogun State, by the Ogun…

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