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DALI UFAYO v. DALYOP DATIRI

(2007) JELR 43869 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/3/98  •  19 Jul 2007  •  Nigeria

Coram
ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA JCA; KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS JCA; AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE JCA;

Judgement

BULKACHUWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Daylop Datiri the initial respondent before this court initiated this action in Suit No. CV 160/93 as plaintiff before the Grade One Area Court Barkin Ladi on 19/4/93 wherein he claimed against the appellant/defendant as follows:-

"I suit the defendant claiming my farmland from him because I borrowed him a farmland to farm and is now about 23 years, and since he is enjoying my farmland, he has never given me anything according to our custom i.e. Berom and it happened that in 1987 I had a problem and I went to him and borrowed the sum of N200.00k and after six months he came to me in my house and he demanded a receipt from me and I asked him receipt for what. And he replied me that I should give him a receipt on that farmland I borrowed him because of the N200.00k he borrowed me and told him that I was not going to give him any receipt at all because I did not sell that farm for him, therefore he should wait I will refund his money …

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