SULEIMAN GALADIMA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of T.K. Osu (J) sitting, at the High Court of Rivers State delivered on 11/6/1996, entering judgment in favour of the Respondent in the sum of ₦740,000 (Seven Hundred and Forty Thousand Naira).
At the trial, the Respondent as plaintiff in his amended statement of claim, claimed for various declarations against the 1st and 2nd Appellants, as defendants, jointly and severally as follows:
1. A declaration that his dismissal from the 1st Appellant was null, void and of no effect.
2. A declaration that his detention by the police, on the instruction, instigation, complaint or report of the Respondent was malicious, without reasonable grounds and unlawful.
3. A declaration that the detention of his uncle's car by the police without any reasonable ground was unlawful and unconstitutional.
4. A declaration that he had been maliciously by the Appellants in copying his dismissal letter to several…