(2011) JELR 46035 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/C/78/2010 ·  22 Mar 2011 ·  Nigeria
KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ISAIAH OLUFEMI AKEJU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
originating summons
originating process
grounds of appeal
1st march
notice of appeal
ex-parte order
1st day of march
4th day of march
abuse of office
allegations of misconduct
chief judge of cross river state
cross river state high court
decision of the trial court
injunctive relief
learned trial judge
lower court
motion ex-parte
panel of investigation
11th day of november
1st appellant
2nd 8th appellants
2nd november
appellants grounds of appeal
chief judge
decision of the lower court
exparte order
ex-parte order of injunction
expired writ
following grounds
following reliefs
interlocutory orders
isaiah olufemi akeju
issue of the staleness of the writ
jurisdiction of this honourable court
learned counsel
learned high court judge
life span
lifespan of an originating process
lifespan of the originating summons
lone issue
massoud abdulrahman oredola
members of the obanliku legislative council
motion ex-parte seeking leave
order b rule
supreme court
writ of summons

KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the exparte order granted by the Cross River State High Court, Obudu on 1st March, 2010 but dated 22nd February, 2010 in Suit No. HD/36/2009. The 2nd 8th Appellants who are members of the Obanliku Legislative Council sent a petition addressed to the 1st Appellant as Leader of the Obanliku Local Government Legislative Council on 2nd November, 2009 praying the latter to request the Chief Judge of Cross River State to constitute a panel of investigation to investigate allegations of misconduct, corruption and abuse of office made against Hon. Dr. Godwin Amanke, the Chairman of Obanliku Local Government Council of Cross River State. The Chief Judge set up the investigative panel of inquiry to look into the allegations and report to the Appellants in accordance with the Local Government Law of Cross River State.

After he had been served with a copy of the allegations the Respondent instituted suit No. …

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