IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The instant appeal is a fall-out of the judgment of the High Court of Cross River State holden at Akamkpa Judicial Division, delivered on April 30, 2014 in suit No. HK/1/2012. By the said judgment, the Court below, coram Ikpeme, J. awarded general damages of N10,000,000.00 in favour of the claimant (1st Respondent) against the 4th and 5th Defendants (1st Appellant, 2nd and 3rd Respondents). Dissatisfied with the said judgment, the Appellant filed the notice of appeal thereof in the Court below on 15/05/2014.
The said suit leading to the appeal was instituted in the Court below by the 1st Respondent on January 27, 2012, thereby seeking the following reliefs against the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Appellants and 2nd and 3rd Respondents, jointly and severally the following reliefs:
(i) The sum of N500, 000,000.00 as general damages and exemplary damages for the unlawful arrest, detention, torture and death of the…