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JINVO VORO v. NYARA VOTOH

(2016) JELR 36956 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/YL/76/2014  •  4 Feb 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY JCA; SAIDU TANKO HUSSAINI JCA; BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL JCA;

Judgement

SAIDU TANKO HUSSAINI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an Appeal against the Ruling delivered at the High Court of Justice, Jalingo Taraba State on the 7th November, 2013 in Suit No. TRSJ/11/2011.

The appellant was the defendant in the action instituted by the Respondent as Plaintiff at the High Court vide the Writ of Summons taken out and filed on the 2nd February, 2011.

By the endorsement on the Writ Summons, the Plaintiff now Respondent claimed among other reliefs, a declaration, that he is entitled to the statutory right of Occupancy over the land measuring 13.76 hectares lying and situate at the Southern side of the UMCH Secretariat, Mile Six, Lassandi Ward, Jalingo described as being bounded in the North and East by the land of Christopher Majo, on the West by Jauro Mallum and at the Southern end by the land of Victor Tako hence a further claim for injunction restraining the defendant (Appellant), his servant, workmen and agents from interfering with the ownership…

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