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SOTAM SUNBIRD NIGERIA LIMITED v. MISS OLUSOLA A. NELSON & ORS

(2018) JELR 38508 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/525/2005  •  25 May 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
TIJJANI ABUBAKAR JCA; BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL JCA; ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO JCA;

Judgement

ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The suit leading to this appeal was commenced by the Respondent vide a Writ of Summons dated and filed 14th August, 1997 seeking for various reliefs. The High Court of Lagos State, coram WILLIAMS, J., delivered a judgment on 15th March, 2005, wherein the Court held in favour of the Respondents that the agreement between the Respondents and the Appellant for a 20 years lease not having been reduced to writing as required by the Law Reform Contracts Law and no written evidence of it having been registered in compliance with the Lands Instrument Registration Law and the Governor's consent not having been obtained for the transaction is void; that the Appellant has no legal right to remain on the land in question; that the Respondents are entitled to immediate possession of the land subject matter of the suit at No.78 Allen Avenue, Ikeja; and that the Respondents are entitled to charge the Appellant for the use a…

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