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CHRISTOPHER JOHN JAJA & ORS v. GEORGE PETERSIDE & ORS

(2009) JELR 47406 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/124/2006  •  16 Jun 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
K.B. AKAAHS JCA; JAFARU MIKA'ILU JCA; JEAN OMOKRI JCA;

Judgement

JAFARU MIKA'ILU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): At the trial court the case of the appellant as plaintiff is that between 1st day of September to October 1999, the 1st Respondent as defendant entered into the appellant's land drove away plaintiff's tenants, destroyed economic trees and crop without the consent of the appellant.

On 29th day of April 2002, the 2nd Respondent filed an application for joinder. The 3rd Respondent also filed a motion for joinder as co-defendant.

Thus both the 2nd and 3rd respondents filed application as interveners for joinder as co-defendants in the suit. The court below gave its ruling on the issue of joinder on 18th July 2005 which is the subject of this appeal.

Before this court briefs of argument have been filed and exchanged. In the appellant's brief of argument the following issues have been formulated for determination:-

I. Whether in the circumstances of this case the trial Judge rightly joined the 2nd and 3rd respondents as co-defendan…

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