(1998) JELR 45694 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/J/261/S/93 ·  27 Feb 1998 ·  Nigeria
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Bello v. Usman (1999) 4 NWLR (Pt. 599) 380
MURITALA AREMU OKUNOLA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria DALHATU ADAMU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Sharia Court of Appeal of Taraba State of Nigeria sitting at Jalingo. The respondent herein Ali Usman was the plaintiff before the Civil Area Court Zing wherein he sued the defendant Dajo Bello, claiming twenty five (25) cows from him as a reward for rearing 105 cows belonging to the appellant. According to the respondent, the appellant entrusted some cows to him for rearing. He then called the son of the appellant who testified as plaintiff witness one. His evidence was to the effect that the appellant sent him to the respondent to collect certain cows. The respondent, according to the PW1, handed over those cows still with him to the PW1. who brought them to the appellant.

The appellant, after denying the claim of the respondent, agreed that he engaged the respondent for rearing his cows some ten years ago. And that he paid compensation to the respondent covering the…

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