CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The 1st - 4th Appellants were the 5th - 8th Respondents at the trial Court in the suit filed by the Respondents herein as Applicants. Judgment was entered against the Appellants in favour of the Respondents by Pius P. Idiong, of the Ukanafun Division of the Akwa Ibom State High Court in Suit No. HUK/15/2012 delivered on the 23rd of July, 2012.
Aggrieved by that decision, the Appellants have appealed against the said judgment.
The immediate cause of this action was reported to have taken place on the 10/2/12. On the said day, the Respondents alleged that the Appellants broke and entered the 1st Respondent's compound.
The 2nd Appellant was alleged to have done so with his thugs while armed with dangerous weapons. In the process, the 2nd Appellant with his alleged thugs were said to have wantonly destroyed the 1st Respondent's cash and economic crops.
The matter was reported to the police as a result of which the 2nd Appell…