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ADAMU HARUNA v. NAZIFI SALISU ADAMU & ANOR

(2016) JELR 42324 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/166/2014  •  4 Mar 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
ISAIAH OLUFEMI AKEJU JCA; HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU JCA; AMINA AUDI WAMBAI JCA;

Judgement

HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment):The records of appeal in this appeal are a perfect example of how not to compile records of appeal. The processes in the lower Court were all jumbled up. The Ruling appealed against was the first document in the records and the processes by which the matter was commenced in lower Court are lost somewhere in the middle of the pack. There was no sequence or order in the arrangement of the processes in the records. It trite law that the records of appeal is the final reference of events that took place in the lower Court and should be compiled to show the events step by step from when the matter was commenced to when it was concluded - Fawehinmi Construction Co. Ltd v. Obafemi Awolowo University (1998) 6 NWLR (Pt. 553) 171, and Ndayako v. Mohammed (2006) 17 NWLR (Pt. 1009) 673. Counsel who request for compilation of records and then refuse to supervise the compilation and allow records of appeal in nature of the oneā€¦

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