If you’re a Nigerian, you’ve undoubtedly been involved in a few land conflicts. The sheer quantity of structures branded with warning statements like “This land is not for sale, beware of 419” demonstrates how often property disputes develop, necessitating the need to issue a warning.
There are only five ways of proving land ownership:
⚡ By evidence of the traditional history of the title.
⚡ By grant or production of title documents.
⚡ By acts of ownership.
⚡ By acts of possession long enough to warrant the inference that the person exercising such acts are the owners.
⚡ By the act of possession of adjoining or adjacent land to the land in dispute.
See the case of Owakar vs Rivers State Housing & Property Development Authority & Others ( 2022)12 NWLR Part 1845.
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