PHILOMENA MBUA EKPE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This interlocutory Appeal emanated from the ruling of Hon. Justice Z. B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court Umuahia Division, delivered on 22/6/2009 wherein His Lordship rejected the document dated 15/10/98 sought to be tendered by the Appellant who are also plaintiff at the lower court.
SUMMARY OF FACTS
The Appellant who are the Registered Trustees of Abosso Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ sued the defendants claiming some declaratory and injunctive reliefs to wit:
i. A declaration that the defendants have since the 9th of November, 1998 seized to be members of the churches Aba 1 Branch committee, the old committee to which they belong having been dissolved.
ii. An order compelling the defendants to hand over all documents records, properties and monies belonging to the ABOSSO APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, now in their possession to the present church committee of the No.25 Lagos Street, branch of the chu…