OKORO JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): The respondent herein commenced this action at the court below on 4 June 2002 by a writ of summons/statement of claim against the appellant as 1st defendant and the Commissioner of Police, Airport Police Command, Lagos as 2nd defendant seeking the following reliefs:
“(a) A declaration that the 1st defendant has by his various acts
and conductinterfered with, wrongfully and maliciously induced A the breach and purported termination of the plaintiff’s contract with the Federal Government of Nigeria and Federal Ports Authority of Nigeria for the construction of the Murtala Mohammed Airport Terminal 1, Lagos.
Declaration that in pursuant of relief (A) above, the 1st and 2nd defendants conspired to molest, intimidate and manhandle the servants of the plaintiff and which acts were perpetrated with malice in order to injure the plaintiff and dispossess the plaintiff of the construction site. An order of injunction restraining the defendants from dist…