Land in dispute

Oral evidence of the description of the situation of a land in dispute may serve as sufficient proof of identity

Atanda v. Iliasu [2013] 6 NWLR (Pt. 1351) 529 at 555, paras. E-F, per Ogunbiyi, JSC:


“It is also significant and trite to state herewith that oral evidence of the description of the situation of a land in dispute will serve as sufficient proof of identity and which will dispense with the need to tender a site plan. This is especially where the court have visited the locus in quo.”

Blogger’s Note:

Indeed, where the court has visited the locus in quo (that is, the main place, being the subject matter of dispute), the court would be comfortable with such oral evidence as the visit is taken to help the court with the issue of identity.
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