TUNDE OYEBANJI AWOTOYE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is the judgment in respect of the appeal of the defendant in Suit No.SS/99/2014 against the decision of the High Court of Justice 111 Sokoto delivered on 19/05/2015.
On 3/11/2014, the plaintiff at the lower Court initiated the action by causing the writ of summons to be issued in respect of the claim endorsed thereon. The said writ of summons, apart from having been signed by the Registrar of the lower Court was also signed by learned counsel for the plaintiff, Abdulkadir Mustapha of A. M. Abdulkadir and Co. In addition to the above the following was also endorsed on the writ
"??This writ was issued by the plaintiff through its solicitor A. M. Abubakar and Co No C -?? 21 Zaria Road, Kano Legal Practitioners for the plaintiff who reside in Sokoto."
It is against the above that the defendant, now appellant, entered conditional appearance and filed notice of preliminary objection.
After hearing the parties, the learned tr…