IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The present appeal is a fall-out of the judgment of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, holden at Eket Judicial Division, delivered on July 7, 2009 in suit No.HEK/148/2005. By the said judgment, the Court below, coram, Ita G. Mbaba, J; (as he then was) granted some of the declaratory reliefs sought by the 1st Respondent against the Appellant.
Dissatisfied with the judgment in question, the Appellant filed the notice of appeal thereof in the Court below on July 28, 2009.
The genesis of the appeal dates back to December 18, 2005.
That was the date on which the 1st Respondent filed the instant suit vide a writ of summons in the Court below, seeking various declaratory and injunctive reliefs against the Appellant and the 2nd Respondent, jointly and severally. By the statement of claim thereof, filed along with the writ of summons, the 1st Respondent claimed the following reliefs against the Appellant and …