STEPHEN JONAH ADAH, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the consent judgment of the Akwa Ibom State High Court in Suit No. HU/144/2000 delivered on 13th day of May, 2013 by P. P. Idiong, J.
The 1st and 2nd Respondents at the Court below took out a writ of summons along with the other Respondents against the 3rd Respondent. Others were on application joined by the Court below. The parties on record resorted to out-of-Court settlement which settlement was adopted as the judgment of the Court. By a motion filed at this Court on 25th October, 2013, the Appellants were granted leave to appeal as interested parties. The appeal was filed on 26th March, 2014.
The record of appeal was compiled and transmitted on 10th March, 2014. It is indicative of the fact that the record was transmitted before the appeal was filed and there is no record of the record of appeal being regularized all through the hearing of this appeal.
The Appellants brief was filed on 12th May, 2…