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DR. PATRICK NWANGWU & ANOR v. BARRISTER JOHN DURU & ANOR

(2001) JELR 44307 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/336/99  •  12 Jul 2001  •  Nigeria

Coram
ATINUKE OMOBONIKE IGE JCA; CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL CHUKWUMA-ENEH JCA; AMIRU SANUSI JCA;

Judgement

CHUKWUMA-ENEH, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the ruling of 19/12/96 delivered by Bioshogun J. of the Federal High Court, Lagos Division. The facts of the matter as against their legal effect are not in controversy.

In that wise, I state the facts as briefly as thus: the applicants (the respondents in this appeal) by an ex parte application have sought three reliefs to enforce their fundamental rights against the respondents. In the light of the thrusts of arguments as will become evident in this matter, I have decided at the onset to identify the respondents at the court below as against the 8th and 9th respondents (the appellants in this case).

The respondents are namely:

1. The Inspector General of Police

2. Commissioner of Police, Lagos State

3. The Attorney General, Lagos State

4. The Area Commander, Barracks Police Station, Surulere - Lagos.

5. The Controller of Prisons, Lagos State

6. The Divisional Police Officer, Bode Thomas Police Station, …

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