<p>SAIDU TANKO HUSSAINI, J.C.A. (Delivering the leading : ): This appeal and cross appeal is sequel to the : of the High Court of Justice of Gombe State delivered on the 21st March, 2014 in Suit No. GM/91/2010 between the Parties named herein.</p><p>The Appellant as the plaintiff suing for himself and on behalf of ARANDA FAMILY took out a writ of summons at the said High Court and claimed against the defendant, Hassan Kelgum, sued by himself and on behalf of their family, all the reliefs as per the indorsements in the Writ of Summons and the Statement of claim dated and filed on the 25th March, 2010. The defendant is now the respondent in this appeal.</p><p>Upon the Writ of Summons and statement of claim being served, the respondent filed his defence and counter claim. The appellant also sought and was granted leave to amend his Statement of claim in consequence of defence and counter claim being served on them. No effort was made by the respondent to amend his Statement of defence to bri…</p>
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