TIJJANI ABDULLAHI J.C.A.: (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The application dated the 11th day of February 2004 and filed on the same day by the applicant is praying for the following orders:
i. An order granting leave to the respondent to Amend his Brief of Argument as attached to the Affidavit in support of the motion and marked as Exhibit 'C'.
ii. An Order that the Amended Brief of Argument of the Respondent be deemed as having duly filed and served.
The application is supported by a 7 paragraph Affidavit, attached to the said Affidavit are three Exhibits, A, B, and C. It is further supported by another Affidavit titled Reply to Counter Affidavit. It was dated and filed on the 5th day of March, 2004.
This Affidavit consists of 15 paragraphs. Attached to it is Exhibit D, a letter to the Hon. Attorney-General by the counsel to the Appellant/Respondent. This reply to the Counter Affidavit like the supporting Affidavit was deposed to by the Applicant/Respondent himself.
Counsel for the Ap…