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UYAEMENAM NWORA & ORS v. NWEKE NWABUEZE & ORS

(2016) JELR 36843 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/E/30/2009(R)  •  27 Jun 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA JCA; RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU JCA; EMMANUEL AKOMAYE AGIM JCA;

Judgement

EMMANUEL AKOMAYE AGIM, J.C.A.(Delivering the Lead Ruling): On 12-11-1999, the Anambra State High Court rendered judgment in consolidated suits Nos.AA/53/75 and AA/11/77 granting declaration of title to the suit land in favour of the 1st and 2nd sets of respondents herein.

On 18-11-1999, the appellants filed a notice of appeal against the said judgment. Thereafter, the appellants did nothing in pursuance of the preparatory processes for the take off of the prosecution of the appeal until 31st October 2003, when they deposited the sum of N10,000.00 with the Registrar of the trial Court for the preparation and compilation of the record for the appeal.

?On 10-2-2005 this Court, upon the application of the appellants ordered the Chief Registrar or Registry of the trial High Court to compile and transmit the record of proceedings in the consolidated suits Nos. AA/53/75 and AA/11/77 to this Court within 30 days. It is noteworthy that the respondents did not oppose this application. The Chief R…

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