COMPT., N.P.S.
V.
ADEKANYE (NO.3)

(2002) JELR 79554 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  12 Jul 2002 ·  Nigeria
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Compt., N.P.S. v. Adekanye (No.3) (2002) 15 NWLR (Pt. 790) 362
CORAM
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE, J.S.C. (Presided), IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI, J.S.C., SYLVESTER UMARU ONU, J.S.C., ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU, J.S.C., AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI, J.S.C. (Read the Leading Judgment)
Core Terms Beta
court
appeal
respondents
appellants
2nd respondent
counsel
application
order
cross-appeal
issues
mr. osuala
court of appeal
mr. femi falana
mr. falana
functus officio
learned justices of the court of appeal
15th june
consequential order
honourable court
ruling of the court
brief of arguments
femi falana
judgment of this court
lower court
considered ruling
copy of my letter
edok-enter industries ltd.
failure of the 3rd respondent
final judgment
following grounds of appeal
following reliefs
grant of bail
grounds of appeal of the cross
inter alia
katsina-alu
leading judgment
main issue
open court
oral arguments
order of this court
order of this honourable court
present application
respect of the first base of his argument
ruling of 6th day of july
said order
second base
support of that contention
unconditional release
various criminal charges

EJIWUNMI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the ruling of the court below delivered on the 6th of July, 1999. The ruling was delivered sequel to an application brought before that court by the respondents who were the applicants in that court. By their several applications, they sought for the following reliefs: -

"(1)Praying this Honourable Court to vary its order contained in the judgment of this court dated the 15th of June, 1999.

(2)Praying the Court of Appeal to grant bail to the respondents/applicants.


ALTERNATIVELY

(3)An order of this Honourable Court directing the lower court to release the respondents on bail."

The application was opposed by the appellants, who were respondents in the court below. After receiving arguments from learned counsel who appeared for the parties, the court below delivered a considered ruling.

In the course of the ruling, the court below per Oguntade, JCA, said inter alia, thus: -

"I must say that I do not see the application …

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