ADEBILEJE
V.
NEPA

(1998) JELR 79771 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  5 Oct 1998 ·  Nigeria
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Adebileje v. NEPA (1998) 12 NWLR (Pt. 577) 219
CORAM
JAMES OGENYI OGEBE, J.C.A. (Presided), ATINUKE OMOBONIKE IGE, J.C.A., IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, J.C.A. (Read the Leading Ruling)
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federal high court
section
counsel
federal military government
national assembly
subject matter
2nd day of february
concurrent legislative list
decree no.
lower court
respective parties
agency of the federal government
constitution of the federation
disconnection of power supply
exclusive jurisdiction
following issue
jurisdiction of the federal high court
learned counsel
national electric power authority
principal law
substantive appeal
suit no. kws
adebileje technical service nigeria ltd.
applicable law
brother tanko muhammad jca
common knowledge
conclusion of the case
concurrent jurisdiction
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
decision of the kwara state high court of justice
federal legislation
hearing date
high court
high court of justice of kwara state
intendment of such statutes
intent of the statutes
issue of jurisdiction of the lowercourt
leading ruling
learned trial judge
legislative competence
operation of the state high court
private persons
professor aderemi dada olutola
provisions of decrees
public order
respective briefs of argument
securing of public safety
specified matters
subject matter of the action
time of institution of the action

MUHAMMAD, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Ruling): This ruling is interlocutory arising from the substantive appeal against the decision of the Kwara State High Court of Justice delivered on the 2nd day of February, 1996 in suit No. KWS/147/92. In the substantive appeal, the appellants as plaintiffs at the lower court claimed against the respondents as defendants as per paragraph 23 of their statement of claim as follows:- That it be declared that the disconnection of power supply to the

i. That it be declared that the disconnection of power supply to thePlaintiff's premises is wrongful, highhanded and unwarranted.

iiThe sum of N2 million as general damages from the defendantsjointly and severally.

iiiThe sum of N3,000.00 as loss of earning per day from 13th July, 1992 until judgment."

The respondents denied the appellants' claim. Parties exchanged pleadings which were subsequently amended with the 2nd respondent counter-claiming for N1 million being general damages for assault and battery…

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