FRANCIS ADESINA AYANWALE V. OLUMUYIWA OLUMIDE ODUSAMI

SUBJECT MATTER

DECLARATION OF STATUTORY RIGHT OCCUPANCY

EVIDENCE        

Title to land – Ascertainment of land in declaration of title to land

EvidenceOnus of Proof

Title to landWays to prove title to land

Tracing root of titlecontinuous chain of devolution

Traditional Evidencepossession of land for 20 years or a long time

Presumptions as to proof of ownershipproof of possession

Trace of title to the same source  – First in time

In a claim for declaration of title to land, the starting point is the identity of land. The identity of the land must be clearly ascertained. The identity of land would be in issue if and only if the defendant in his pleadings disputed either the area of the land or its locationBODE RHODES – VIVOUR JSC

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