(2000) JELR 43961 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/J/62a/96 ·  14 Feb 2000 ·  Nigeria
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Bulama v. Bulama (2000) 1 NWLR (Pt.659)131
MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria DALHATU ADAMU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
trial court
2nd defendant
lower court
upper area court
1st defendant
bukar lawan
sharia court of appeal
upper area courts
abana alhaji isa
counter claim
favour of the plaintiff
lower courts
medical treatment
abana wusuje
adamawa state
adamawa state sharia court of appeal
appellants brief of argument
appellate court
clear admission of the trust
common ground
common law principles
concurrent findings
concurrent findings of the trial
decisions of the trial court
first issue
gombi upper area court
guyuk area court
hearing date
interested party
leading judgment
learned counsel
learned khadis
learned khadis of the lower court
lower courts decision
order of this court
records of proceedings
services of a counsel
sharia courts of adamawa state
sharia law
sufficient evidence
sum of n11,180 compensation
trial judge
trial upper

MUHAMMAD, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): At the Guyuk Area Court, holden at Gombi in Adamawa State, the Plaintiff sued the Respondents claiming his two houses consisting of 6 and 3 rooms respectively, which he had earlier on entrusted in the 1st Defendant while he proceeded for medical treatment at Dambowa Local Government. The trial Court heard the claim and gave judgment in favour of the Plaintiff by administering oath on him that the Defendants were to pay him the sum of N11,180 compensation for the two houses.

The Plaintiff became aggrieved with that judgment, and appealed to the Gombi Upper Area Court (UAC). The Upper Area Court reviewed the case and altered the amount of the compensation awarded now to be in the sums of N20,000.00 and N15,000.00 for the two houses respectively. The Plaintiff/Appellant was further dissatisfied and appealed to the Adamawa State Sharia Court of Appeal (lower court). After going through the records of proceedings before it on appeal and…

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