LAND LAW – CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY – Whether certificate of occupancy is conclusive evidence of title


“It is also trite that a Certificate of Occupancy is only prima facie evidence of title or possession, but it is not conclusive proof of title to the land to which it relates. See: Registered Trustees Mission vs Olowoleni (1990) 6 NWLR (Pt. 158) 514: Otukpo Vs John (Supra): Adole Vs Gwar (2008) 11 NWLR (Pt. 1099) 562: (2008) LPELR-189 (SC) @ 17 D-E.” Per KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, JSC in REG. TRUSTEES OF APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF CHRIST v. REG. TRUSTEES OF GRACE CHURCH OF CHRIST (2021-LCER-40497-SC) (Pp 27 – 28; Paras E – F)

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