GALADIMA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The applicants were the respondents before the Federal High Court, Lagos in a suit brought by the Respondent, a former staff of the 2nd applicant.
The lower Court, in its ruling of 30/4/99 had ordered for the reinstatement of the respondent and payment of all his claims and entitlements.
Dissatisfied with the said Ruling, the respondents filed an appeal against it in this Court. They also brought this application praying for the following orders.
"1. An order for stay of execution of the orders of the Federal High Court contained in the ruling of D. D. Abutu J. in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/482/98 dated 30th day of April, 1999.
2. An order for stay of contempt proceedings filed in this Suit on 7/7/99 by the respondent against principal officers of the 2nd applicant."
The applicants filed in support of the motion an Affidavit made up of 10 paragraphs to which 5 documents marked as Exhibits 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' and 'E' were annexed. Further and bette…