JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal emanated from the Judgment of the Adamawa State High Court, Yola in SUIT NO-ADSY/34/08: ALH ABDULLAHI IBRAHIM MAITURARE V. ALHAJI SHEHU PETEL and 9 OTHERS delivered on the 21st DAY OF MARCH 2013, wherein Judgment was entered in favour of the plaintiff against the defendants jointly and severally.
Briefly, the facts of the case are that the respondent (i.e. the Plaintiff at the lower court) by an amended Writ of summons and a statement of claim both dated 14th November 2008, claims against the defendants jointly and severally as follows:-
"(1) (N5,015,570) Five Million Fifteen Thousand Five Hundred and Seventy Naira being damages for assault and battery.
(2) (N5,000,000.00) Five Million Naira being general damages for false imprisonment.
(3) (N5,000,000.00) Five Million Naira being general damages for slander.
(4) Cost of this suit."
Pleadings were duly ordered and only the plaintiff called witnesses at the heari…