(2011) JELR 46038 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/274/2008 ·  10 Feb 2011 ·  Nigeria
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PAUL ADAMU GALINJE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
high court
learned counsel
statement of defence
statement of claim
sum of n220,000.00
brief of argument
learned trial judge
sum of n220,000
favour of the respondent
sum of n650,000.00
material facts
part of the amount
portion of the high court judgment
record of the appeal
sum of n650,000
exhibit c
judgment of the high court
less n70,000.00
notice of appeal
abubakar v. inec
african newspapers of nigeria ltd.
appellants brief of argument
cases of onu v. odu
cases of state v. aigbangbee
court of appeal rules
court order
decision of the f.c.t. high court
evidence of the defendant
following issues
grounds of appeal
leading judgment
paid prices
printed record of appear
provisions of order
record of the judgment of the high court shows
requests of the defendant und
respect of any such transaction
respect of the appeal
said date
speculative contradictory
such admissions
testimonies of dw1
use exhibit
various measures of meat
weight of evidence

MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is from the decision of the F.C.T. High Court, (to be called High court after now) in Suit No. FHC/HC/CV/820/2000 contained in a judgment delivered on the 14/6/05. The judgment was entered in favour of the Respondent as plaintiff in High court and being dissatisfied with it, the Appellant caused a notice of appeal dated the 13/9/05 to be filed on the same date against same. The notice of appeal is at pages 229-233 of the printed record of appear and contains four (4) grounds of the dissatisfaction by the Appellant against the judgment which are as follows; without their particulars:-


(1) The judgment is against the weight of evidence.

(2) The learned trial Judge erred in law when he awarded the sum of N650,000.00 (Six hundred and fifty thousand Naira) to the Respondent whereas the pleadings and evidence of the Defendant (Appellant herein) which specifically traversed the claim for it was sus…

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