JOSEPH TINE TUR, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal was argued by learned Counsel on 5th October, 2017 under the provisions of Section 294(2) and 318(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as altered. The provisions are couched as follows:
(2) Each Justice of the Supreme Court or of the Court of Appeal shall express and deliver his opinion in writing, or may state in writing that he adopts the opinion of any other Justice who delivers a written opinion:
Provided that it shall not be necessary for the Justices who heard a cause or matter to be present when judgment is to be delivered and the opinion of a Justice may be pronounced or read by any other Justice whether or not he was present at the hearing.
318(1) In this Constitution unless it is otherwise expressly provided or the context otherwise requires:
Decision means, in the relation to a Court, any determination of that Court and includes judgment; decree, order, conviction, sen…