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EZE VINCENT LOUIS OKORO v. SAMUEL ONYEBUENYI & ORS

(2014) JELR 36155 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/298/2002  •  21 Nov 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
RAPHAEL CHIKWE AGBO JCA; IGNATIUS IGWE AGUBE JCA; PETER OLABISI IGE JCA;

Judgement

PETER OLABISI IGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an Interlocutory appeal against the decision of Imo State High Court contained in the Ruling of Honourable Justice C. NWOSU IHEME (as she then was) delivered on 30th day of July, 2002 closing or foreclosing the Appellant's case in consolidated Suits How/230/94 and How/360/94 in the said Court for unexplained absence of the Appellant and his Learned Counsel in Court to continue his evidence under cross examination in his own Suit No.HOW/360/94.

The Appellant had instituted the action against the Respondents on 24th day of August 1994 Claiming to be the recognized EZE OF EZIAMA AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY since 30th March, 1992.

The trial of the action commenced before Hon. Justice Chioma Nwosu - Iheme on 12th day of March 2002 when the Appellant as Plaintiff opened his case. After the Examination - in - Chief of the Appellant the Learned Counsel to the Respondents began his Cross examination of the Appellant but did not go f…

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