EKPE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Hon. Justice G.G. Ezekwe delivered at the Federal High Court, Calabar on the 9th day of December, 1997 in favour of the plaintiffs.
By a writ of summons filed in the Federal High Court, Calabar the plaintiffs claimed against the defendant six reliefs, but in the statement of claim which superceded the writ of summons the plaintiffs claimed seven reliefs as set out hereunder:
A declaration that the consolidation of the accounts of the 1st and 3rd plaintiffs by the defendant without the prior or any lawful authorisation in that behalf is null and void.
2. A declaration that the defendant was not entitled to debit the accounts of the 1st and 2nd plaintiffs save as authorised by the said plaintiffs or in the normal and ordinary course of Banking and an order directing the defendant to reverse all such false, fraudulent or excessive debits.
3. An order directing the defendant to restore all the sha…