ADEKEYE JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): Before the High Court of Ogun State, sitting in Sagamu, the plaintiffs Alhaji Busari Saka, Alhaji H.O. Sokoya, Mr. W.A. Shoyemi, Ishawu Akintola, Mr. Amusa Yusuf,
Mr. Afolabi Oye Bello, Mr. Fatai Sofuwa and Chief Taiwo Goriola for themselves and on behalf of the inhabitants of (1) Ibelefun Lisobu, (2) Rasusi (3) Atan (4) Oluwo (5) Olorunsogo (6) Oritamerin (7) Fowoseje, Adubiagbe (9) Shoyemi (10) Ayeni (11) Atoyo-Bayoruwa (12) Oko-
Oba and Isopo villages claimed against the defendant - the West African A Portland Cement Plc, as follows:- 1 “(a) The sum of N576,000 as damages for damage to the plaintiffs’ source of water supply at Odan stream/river at Ibelefun Lisoku Area of Sagamu, Ogun State, caused by the escape from the defendant’s cement factory of effluents, chemical and particulate pollution into the said Odan stream/river alternatively, by nuisance and negligence of the defendant, its servants and agents.
(b) The sum of N24,000.00 per …