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(2021) JELR 106867 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/302/2016  •  19 Feb 2021  •  Nigeria

Stephen Jonah Adah, JCA Biobele Abraham Georgewill, JCA Mohammed Mustapha, JCA


BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Coram; M. B. Idris J., (as he then was) in Suit No. FCT/HC/CV/2243/2015: Ken Nwafor v. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission delivered on 28/10/2015, in which the claims of the Appellant as Applicant against the Respondent were dismissed for lacking in merit.

The Appellant was dissatisfied with the said judgment of the Court below and had promptly appealed against it vide a Notice of Appeal filed on 10/11/2015 on two Grounds of Appeal. The Record of Appeal was duly transmitted to this Court on 3/5/2016. The Appellant’s brief was filed on 22/1/2018 but was deemed as properly filed on 11/4/2018. The Respondent, though duly served with all the processes, did not file any Respondent’s brief.

​At the hearing of the Appeal on 21/1/2021, Ernest Nwoye Esq., learned counsel for the Appellant appearing with Mrs. Mercy Omanijo, a…

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