SULEIMAN GALADIMA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Rivers State Port Harcourt, Judicial Division presided over by Hon. Justice J.N. Akpughunum delivered on the 18th day of January 2007. In that case the Appellants were the claimants at the Court below.
They commenced a suit No. PHC/9S6/2006 by originating summons dated 20/1/2006 praying for the determination of the following questions:
(i) Whether the consent judgment entered by this Honourable Court on the- 6th day of December, 2004 in Suit PHC/27S/2004: Engr. Ugochukwu Uddoh V. Jude C. Uddoh, was a judgment which this Honourable Court had jurisdiction to enter in so far as it concerned the Estate of Patrick Nzeama Uddoh (deceased) and the administration thereof.
(ii) Whether the terms of settlement filed in this Court on the 18th day of October, 2004 in the said Suit No. PHC/27S/2004: Engr. Ugochukwu Uddoh V. Jude C. Uddoh and signed by Engr. Ugochukwu Uddoh and J…