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ALH. ISIYAKU YAKUBU V. IMPRESIT BAKOLORI PLC & ORS.

(2010) JELR 33700 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/90/2003  •  7 Jul 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JCA; UZO NDUKWE-ANYANWU JCA; ABUBAKAR DATTI YAHAYA JCA;

Judgement

UZO NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Plaintiff/Appellant sued the Defendants/Respondents claiming that he was the owner of the land the subject matter of this appeal. The Appellant also claimed that sometime in April 1999 he noticed that the Respondents had entered into his land and dug it up. On enquiry he discovered that the Respondents were P.T.F. Contractors working on an irrigation scheme.

When he confronted the Respondents they invited him to a meeting and informed him that the Adamawa State Government was in the process of acquiring the land for irrigation which included his own land.

The Appellant unsuccessfully attempted to stop the Respondents hence the suit in the High Court which culminated in this appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Yola Adamawa State delivered on 10th April, 2001. The Plaintiff/Appellant dissatisfied with the judgment filed a notice and 2 Grounds of Appeal. The Appellant's brief filed on 23rd June, 2003 was sett…

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