ESSIEN J (DELIVERING THE RULING): The defendant/applicant in this action filed a motion on notice on the 14/1/2020. Pursuant to Order 17 Rule 1 and Order 64 of the NICN Civil Procedure Rules 2017 seeking an order of this court;
Staying proceedings in this suit pending the hearing and determination of the Motion for 1eave to appeal to the Court of Appeal dated and filed on 24th October, 2019 already filed by the applicant and numbered as Appeal Number CA/LAG/PRE/ROA/CV/l226M/19 at the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division.
And for such further and other orders as the court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.
The application is supported by an 8 paragraph Affidavit and 3 exhibits numbers as Exhibit FBN1, FBN 2a, and b and FBN 3. Also in support of the application is the written address of the applicant counsel.
In response to the process filed by the defendant/applicant, the claimant/respondent filed a 28 paragraph affidavit and a written address on the 21/1/2020. The defendant also file…