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MR. ABBAS MUSTAPHA v. IDRIS MAHMUD

(2017) JELR 37353 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/YL/67/2017(R)  •  8 Dec 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
OYEBISI FOLAYEMI OMOLEYE JCA; JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI JCA; SAIDU TANKO HUSAINI JCA;

Judgement

SAIDU TANKO HUSAINI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The High Court of Taraba State sitting in Jalingo on the 1st November, 2013 in the Judgment delivered by it on the same date in Suit No. TRSJ/31/2011 granted the reliefs, the respondent herein had sought as the plaintiff before that Court. The applicant herein was the defendant before the trial Court.

The applicant, on the 4th April, 2017, filed a Motion on Notice for extension of time to seek leave to appeal against the decision of the Taraba State High Court in Suit No. TRSJ/31/2011 between Idris Mahmud V. Abbas Mustapha delivered on 1st November, 2013; Leave to appeal against the said decision; an order extending time within which to appeal; such other order or further orders this Court deem fit to make in the circumstances.

The application predicated on the six (6) grounds listed or spelt out in the Motion paper dated the 31st March, 2017 was filed on 4th April, 2017. In the affidavit of Mr. Abbas Mustapha (the applicant), in…

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