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CHIEF EFFIONG OTU BASSEY & ORS. v. CHIEF EKPENYONG AFIA & ORS.

(2009) JELR 33151 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/205/2007  •  6 May 2009  •  Nigeria

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KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS JCA MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA THERESA N. ORJI-ABADUA JCA

Judgement


M. A. OWOADE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Ruling of G. J. Abraham J. in Suit No. HKN/Misc.10/2005 at the Ikono Judicial Division, of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State delivered on 27th April, 2006.

The Appellants in this appeal were the 2nd - 16th Respondents before the lower court. The 1st set of Respondents (that is the Applicants/Respondents) were the three Applicants before the lower court. The 2nd set of Respondents (that is the 4th-6th Respondents in this appeal) were respectively the 17th-18th Respondents and the 1st Respondent before the lower court.

In the court below, the 1st set of Respondents as Applicants brought an application for leave to enforce their Fundamental Rights as against 18 Respondents (now the Appellants and the 2nd set of Respondents). The leave to enforce fundamental rights was granted to the Applicants/Respondents. Consequently, by a motion on notice dated 11th day of April, 2005, the Applicants/Respondents in t…

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