PETER OLABISI IGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the decision of IMO STATE HIGH COURT contained in the Order of Honourable Justice B. A. NJEMANZE made on 24th day of October, 2007 in Suit NO. HOR/111/2007 EVANG. NICHOLAS OFFOR and 2 ORS. V. HIS WORSHIP M. D. KANU ESQ. Chief Magistrate GRD 1.
The Appellants as Applicants had by a Motion Ex - Parte dated 26th day of July, 2007 filed on 22nd August 2007 sought for leave to apply for reliefs by way of judicial review pursuant to Order 43 of the then High Court of Imo State (Civil Procedure) Rules 1988 for:
"??(1) LEAVE to apply for an order of Judicial Review in terms of reliefs set out in the statement attached hereto.
(2) That Leave herein granted shall operate as a stay of all actions and proceedings in respect of the subject matter of these proceedings.
And for such further order or other orders as this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.
AND TAKE NOTICE that the grounds for …