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IKEMEFUNA C. AMADIUME & ANOR. v. MRS AGNES SOLOMON IBOK & ORS.

(2005) JELR 47326 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/99/2003  •  30 Jun 2005  •  Nigeria

Coram
DALHATU ADAMU JCA; CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL CHUKWUMA-ENEH JCA; JEAN OMOKRI JCA;

Judgement

JEAN OMOKRI, J.C.A (Delivering Leading Judgment): This is an interlocutory appeal against the Ruling of Edem, J., in Suit No. HC/496/2002 delivered on 13/8/2003, wherein the court dismissed the application filed by the appellants and held that from the evidence before it, the appellants were proper parties in the suit and that the court has jurisdiction to entertain the suit before it.

The appellants are the airport manager and operations manager respectively of the Calabar Airport, Calabar, and employees of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigerian (hereinafter called FAAN). The respondents were the former principal, vice principal (academic) and (admin) respectively of FAAN Secondary School, Calabar, located within the said airport.

Following some management problem and or financial irregularity, the FAAN set up an audit committee to look into the affairs of FAAN Secondary and Primary Schools. Sequel to that, the 1st appellant issued a letter dated 15/10/02 to the respondents, placi…

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