PAUL ADAMU GALINJE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By their statement of claim dated 19 August, 2009, the Respondents herein claimed against the appellant at the High Court of Rivers State sitting at Port Harcourt, the following reliefs:-
"i. A DECLARATION that having regard to the circumstances of the claimants appointment and/or employment, the claimants are in the service or employ [sic] of the Defendant having individually entered into their respective contracts of employment with the Defendant and are therefore not members or staff of the Nigerian Police Force as erroneously portrayed by the Defendant.
ii. A DECLARATION that the claimants are entitled to the same salaries, benefits rights, emoluments, privileges immunities, conditions of service and all legitimate protections as the Defendant has conferred upon its junior staff employees engaged other than in the security services of the Defendant company.
iii. A DECLARATION that not withstanding the appellation, polic…