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ABUJA ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY PLC & ORS v. LT. COL. C. AKALIRO & ORS

(2021) JELR 109652 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/MK/59/2016  •  31 Mar 2021  •  Nigeria

Coram
Ignatius Igwe Agube, JCA Cordelia Ifeoma Jombo-Ofo, JCA Yargata Byenchit Nimpar, JCA

Judgement

IGNATIUS IGWE AGUBE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This Appeal emanates from the Ruling of the High Court of Nasarawa State sitting at Mararaba Gurku and delivered by Hon. Justice Haruna A. Offo on the 17th of November, 2015 wherein the learned trial Judge dismissed the Appellants’ application for enforcement of their fundamental rights. Dissatisfied with the decision of the lower Court, the Appellants invoked the jurisdiction of the Court by filing a Notice of Appeal on the 28th of January, 2016 containing eight (8) grounds which I reproduce without their particulars below, to wit:

“GROUND 1:

The learned trial Judge erred in law when he held that “the applicants have not provided any evidence to show that their rights were infringed by the Respondents which denial was substantial by the Respondents in their first issue raised for determination” when there were three supporting affidavits which he ignored thereby occasioning a miscarriage of justice.

GROUND 2:

The learned tria…

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