JOSEPH TINE TUR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal was heard on 9th October, 2017 and a decision reserved to be rendered in accordance with the provisions of Section 294(2)-(3) and 318(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as altered. The provisions are couched in the following manner:
(2) Each Justice of the Supreme Court or of the Court of Appeal shall express and deliver his opinion in writing, or may state in writing that he adopts the opinion of any other Justice who delivers a written opinion:
Provided that it shall not be necessary for the Justices who heard a cause or matter to be present when judgment is to be delivered and the opinion of a Justice may be pronounced or read by any other Justice whether or not he was present at the hearing.
(3) A decision of a Court consisting of more than one Judge shall be determined by the opinion of the majority of its members.
318(1) In this Constitution unless it is otherwise expressly provi…