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MR. ANTHONY USO (Suing Through His Lawful Attorney MR. KENNETH USO) & JUSTINE USO (Suing Through His Next Friend MR. KENNETH USO) V. LEONARD AZOMANI

(2021) JELR 109517 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/AS/346/2017  •  6 Sep 2021  •  Nigeria

Mohammed Ambi-Usi Danjuma, JCA Biobele Abraham Georgewill, JCA Abimbola Osarugue Obaseki-Adejumo, JCA


BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Delta State, Coram: C. O. Ogisi J., in Suit No. A/213/2012: Mr. Anthony Uso and Anor v. Leonard Azomani delivered on 12/1/2017, wherein the claims of the Appellants as Claimants against the Respondent as Defendants were dismissed, whilst the Counter-Claim of the Respondent against the Appellants was granted.

The Appellants were dissatisfied with the said judgment and had promptly appealed against it vide a Notice of Appeal filed on 19/1/2017 on one ground of appeal at pages 194-196 of the Record of Appeal. The Record of Appeal was transmitted to this Court on 31/7/2017 but was deemed as duly compiled and transmitted on 1/7/2020. Subsequently, an Amended Notice of Appeal on three grounds of appeal was filed on 13/2/2018 but was deemed as properly filed on 1/7/2020. The Appellants’ brief was filed on 13/2/2018 but was deemed as properly filed on 1/7/2020. The …

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