AWODI & ORS
V.
KAGORO

(1998) JELR 45626 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/118/95 ·  19 Mar 1998 ·  Nigeria
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Awodi v. Kagoro (1998) 4 NWLR (Pt.547)
CORAM
UMARU ABDULLAHI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JAMES OGENYI OGEBE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appellants
court
case
inspection
opportunity
respondent
counsel
defence
learned counsel
defendants
judgment
fair hearing
matter
parties
record
trial court
determination
iliya awodi
judgment of the trial court
record of appeal
brief of argument
case of otapo
consequential orders
inspection of the land
judgment of the lower court
law
leading judgment
trial
12th day of january
adjourned date
cardinal principle
concept of the rule of law
constitution of nigeria
critical day of 25th january
denial of the right of fair hearing
disputed land
entire trial accords
high court of justice kafanchan
history of the hearing
instance of the appellants
lower court
mr. s. arabo
normal rules
principle of natural justice
principles of natural justice
reasonable time
record of appeal line
requirement of natural justice
rules of court
supreme court

OGEBE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The respondent sued the appellants in the High Court of Justice Kafanchan for a declaration of title to a piece of farmland in Zikpak Village, Kafanchan. The parties exchanged pleadings. The matter went into trial and suffered series of adjournments largely at the instance of the appellants and their counsel. The respondent called seven witnesses and on the 12th day of January 1994 the matter was adjourned to the 21st of January 1994 for the inspection of the land. The inspection did not take place on the 21st of January 1994 and no reason was given in the record why that date was not kept. From the record of appeal the inspection took place on the 25th of January 1994. The appellants and their counsel were absent while the respondent and his counsel were present. There was a note by the court that the defendants were absent though served to be present. The inspection was carried out and without the respondent formally closing his case …

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