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YUNANA SHIBKAU & ORS. V. ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ZAMFARA STATE & ANOR.

(2010) JELR 33734 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/S/50/2009  •  8 Jan 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JCA; AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE JCA; MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA JCA;

Judgement

MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgement): This appeal is against the ruling of Kulu Aliyu J., (as she then was) of the Zamfara State High Court, Gusau, delivered on 1st February, 2001. In the said ruling, the learned trial judge struck out the suits instituted by the Appellants on the grounds inter alia, that the Appellants do not have locus standi to institute the suits.

On 21st March, 2000, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Appellants as Plaintiffs, separately filed the instant suits by way of originating summons. They are Suits Nos. ZMS/GS/22/2000, ZMS/GS/23/2000 and ZMS/GS/24/2000. Each

of the Appellants' originating summons was supported by a 22 paragraph, 20 paragraph and 26 paragraph affidavit - all respectively dated and sworn on 21st March, 2000. Each of the Appellants similarly and on the same date filed a separate motion on notice numbered ZMS/GS/M.44/2000, ZMS/GS/M.45/2000 and ZMS/GS/M.46/2000 respectively wherein they sought that certain questions be refer…

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