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CHRISTOPHER OKOYE & ANOR
V.
MARKUS ELISHA MBAYA

(2020) JELR 80444 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CA/YL/150/2017 ·  9 Jan 2020 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
CHIDI NWAOMA UWA, JCA JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI, JCA ABDULLAHI MAHMUD BAYERO, JCA

Ratio Decidendi

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ABDULLAHI M. BAYERO JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This Appeal originated from the Adamawa State Upper Area Court No. 2 in case number UAC/24/CV/F1/23/2013 wherein the Respondent as Plaintiff before the trial Upper Area Court sued the 1st Appellant. On 6/11/2013, the Respondent/Plaintiff through his Counsel C. K. Atiman Esq. applied orally to join the 2nd Appellant. The application was granted. Two witnesses PW1 and PW2 testified for the Respondent/Plaintiff. The Appellant/Defendant did not present any witness. The trial Court entered judgment in favour of the Respondent. Dissatisfied, the Appellants appealed to the lower Court. The lower court delivered its judgment on 19th December, 2016 in favour of the Respondent.

Miffed with the judgment, the Appellants appealed to this Court by leave granted on 5th July, 2017. Notice of Appeal was filed on 12th July, 2017. The original Record of Appeal was compiled and transmitted on 8th September, 2017. It was re-compiled and transmitte…

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