ABDU ABOKI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): When this appeal came up for hearing before this Court today, counsel to the Appellant Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN informed the Court that the appeal is ripe for hearing as all the briefs filed by the parties are in.
However, counsel to the 1st Respondent K,C. Nwafor SAN and counsel to the 2nd Respondent Tochukwu Maduka asked that the appeal be stayed because they had each filed an appeal at the Supreme Court against certain issues decided in the matter being appealed against before us.
K.C. Nwafor SAN said though he agreed that the appeal before this Court is ripe for hearing, he has an information which he intends to disclose to this Court and that is, that an appeal has been entered at the Supreme Court and all processes in that appeal have been served on the Registrar of this Court. He urge this Court to stay proceedings in accordance with Order 8 Rule 11 of the Supreme Court Rules 1999 as amended.
Counsel to the 2nd Respondent Tochukwu …