PAUL OBI ELECHI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Ruling of the Rivers State High Court in Suit No. PHC/47021/CS/2020 delivered by his Lordship Hon. Justice M. O. Chuku on the 6th day of January, 2021. The trial Court made the following Order amongst others to wit;
“That leave be and is accordingly granted the Claimants/ Applicants for substituted services of the Originating Summons Motion on Notice for interlocutory injunction and other subsequent processes in this suit on the 2nd and 3rd Defendants by posting same on the Notice Board or the front gate of the 1st Defendant’s Secretariat at No. 63 Aba Road, Port HarCourt, Rivers State''.
However, prior to the hearing of Appeal No. CA/PH/23/2021, Mr. H. A. Bello, learned counsel on behalf of the 1st to 5th Respondents raised a Preliminary Objection. This is argued on pages 5-12 of the 1st to 5th Respondent Brief of Argument that:
(a) That the Honourable Court lacks the jurisdiction to determine Appe…