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CHRISTIAN SORONNADI & ANOR v. ARUJI DURUGO & ANOR

(2018) JELR 38299 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.21/2008  •  14 Dec 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC; KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JSC; AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JSC; SIDI DAUDA BAGE JSC;

Judgement

KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By their Writ of Summons filed on 14/3/1983 and Statement of Claim filed on 30/8/1983, Fidelis Durugo, Aruji Durugo and Dennis Durugo, for themselves and on behalf of the family of Amasa Ngugo Ikeduru of Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, instituted an action against the appellants herein before the High Court of Imo State, Owerri Judicial Division seeking the following reliefs:

a. Declaration that the plaintiffs are entitled to customary rights of occupancy in respect of the piece and parcel of land known and called Umudurugo land annual value N10.00 situate at Umueze Amasa Ngugo Ikeduru within the jurisdiction and more particularly shown in the plan to be filed in Court.

b. N50,000.00 general damages for trespass.

c. Injunction restraining the defendants by themselves, their servants and agents from entering the plaintiffs' land and therein acting in any manner inconsistent with the plaintiffs'…

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