LEGALPEDIA ELECTRONIC CITATION: LERCA/L/578/2014
AREAS OF LAW:
Action, Appeal, Civil Litigation, Court, Interpretation Of Statute, Judgment And Order, Land Law, Practice And Procedure
The Plaintiffs/Respondent commenced an action at the High Court of Lagos, against the Defendants/Appellants claiming; a declaration that the Claimant is the owner and the person entitled to the possession of all that piece or parcel of land at Ogombo Village Eti Osa local Government Area of Lagos state shown on Plan No ASC/LA/146B/96 dated 9th July, 1996 drawn by F. A Ogunbadejo attached to the Deed of Assignment registered as No. 43/43/2200 of the land Registry of Lagos, a declaration that the Ogudu chieftaincy family having assigned all that piece or parcel of land at Ogombo Village Eti -Osa Local Government Area of Lagos state shown on Plan No. ASC/LA/146B/96 dated 9th July, 1996 drawn by F. A Ogunbadejo which said plan is attached to the Deed of Assignment registered as No. 43/43/2200 of the land Registry of Lagos, the Ogudu Chieftaincy family have no land or any property to assign or transfer to any person out of the land already assigned to the Claimant and any purported assignment to any person is null and void by virtue of the doctrine of NEMO DAT QUOD NON HABET amongst others.
The trial court granted an interlocutory order for the maintenance of status quo on the disputed property pending the determination of the substantive suit and also for an order that parties should visit the landed property with a view to verify the alleged developments of the disputed property based on the strength of an oral application/observation of the Claimant/1st Respondent. Dissatisfied with the ruling of the trial court, the Defendants/Appellants filed a notice of appeal to the Court of Appeal contending that the lower court was wrong to have directed a visit to the locus in quo during the case management conference stage.
The 1st and 2nd Respondents file a notice to contend that the decision of the lower court be varied on grounds that the order of the lower court.
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This is Isaac. I met him during my recent visit to Lamu (a small island of the coast of Kenya) which doesn’t have cars anywhere on the island. The number one mode of transport is by boat, followed by motorbike and then donkey. Anyway, Isaac started sailing when he was 18 and now some 40 years later, that is still his passion. And a passion which you can see as he tends to his dhow and the ease in which he maneuvers the dhow through the mangroves surrounding the Indian Ocean.
Whilst in Lamu, I took a sunset cruise which was a 90 minute ride in the dhow just chilling and taking it all in. Isaac was very kind to allow me to take photos of him (I had copies made whilst there which I gave to him and he was so happy to receive them) and I found him an easy subject to photograph.
I love these photos of Isaac but I’m especially drawn to the first two photos and how relaxed and “in the zone” he appears to be. This is a man who knows his craft and is most comfortable at sea. He had beautiful energy and was very laidback and chilled. This made for a wonderful sunset cruise.
LEGALPEDIA ELECTRONIC CITATION: LERSC.38/2016
AREAS OF LAW:
Appeal, Court, Criminal Law And Procedure, Law Of Evidence, Practice And Procedure, Words And Phrases
SUMMARY OF FACT:
The 1st accused/Appellant, was alleged to have, on the 28th June, 1996, in Rugar Wake village in Kuraye District of Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State, conspired with three others to break into the house of one Indo Dago with the intent of robbing her and to have indeed robbed the said Indo Dago of the sum of N650.00 (six hundred and fifty Naira), while armed with a knife and to have in the course of the robbery, stabbed the said Indo Dago with the knife causing a deep hole in her neck which led to her death. By an amended charge, they were arraigned before the High Court of Katsina State, holden at Katsina, on a two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and armed robbery contrary to Section 5(b) and 1(2) (b) of the Robbery and Firearms Act Cap.398 No.5, Laws of the Federation, 1990 as amended.
The Appellant pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge and the matter proceeded to trial. At the end of the trial, the court found the Appellant guilty as charged, and was convicted and sentenced to death.
Being aggrieved with the judgment of the trial court, the Appellant appealed to the court below, which found the appeal lacking in merit and dismissed same.
Being further aggrieved by the lower court’s decision, the Appellant filed this instant appeal.