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Home » WACA Cases » Okorie Uwalaka & Ors V. Ngwuliaku Agba & Ors (1955) LJR-WACA

Okorie Uwalaka & Ors V. Ngwuliaku Agba & Ors (1955) LJR-WACA

Okorie Uwalaka & Ors V. Ngwuliaku Agba & Ors (1955)

LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal

Title to land—estoppel—interested persons not party to action—compromise.

Facts

This was a land dispute in which there have been numerous cases over a period of 20 years. The question of equitable estoppel arose, but the trial Judge did not decide the case on estoppel but on the facts, and found that the plaintiffs/appellants had failed to discharge the burden of proof and dismissed the claim.

Held

The Court below was right in dismissing the claim on the facts.

Note: The judgment also dealt fully with the doctrine of estoppel as it affected persons not actually parties to the suit in cases where the action was compromised.


Appeal dismissed.

See also  Georgina Lutterodt & Anor V. Mensah Solomon (1934) LJR-WACA

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