EGBE
V.
BELGORE

(2003) JELR 61657 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  20 Mar 2003 ·  Nigeria
 · 
Other Citations
8 NWLR (pt 875) 336
Egbe v. Belgore (2004) 8 NWLR (Pt. 875) 336
CORAM
PIUS OLAYIWOLA ADEREMI, J.C.A. (Presided) MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD, J.C.A. (Read the Leading Judgment) ABUBAKAR ABDUL-KADIR JEGA, J.C.A.
Core Terms Beta
appellant
respondent
lower court
appeal
public officers protection law
court
instant appeal
appellant’s action
federal high court act
learned trial judge
1st april
appellant’s cause
failed banks tribunals
federal attorney-general
appellant’s application
chief judge of the federal high court
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
exercise of the powers
suit no. fhc
trial judge
appellant’s arrest
basis of the decisions
consequences of the admitted acts of the defendant
enforcement of appellant
exercise of administrative powers of a judge
exercise of his administrative functions
exercise of the conferred powers
federal high court lagos
first of these directives
fundamental human rights
fundamental rights enforcement procedure
general of the federation
hon. justice s. s. idajili
hon. justice t. odunowo
jurisdiction of the trial court
justice s. s. idajili
lagos state high court
last issue
military rule
part of the court system
prosecution of the appellant
provisions of the failed banks
purported exercise of such powers
relevant set of issues
respondent thereat
series of adjournments of the appellant
such tribunals
supreme court’s decision
transfer of his case
various charges


D. MUHAMMAD, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant in this appeal was the applicant at the court below. The respondent was the respondent thereat. Pursuant to his application dated 18th August, 2000, appellant had obtained leave from the Lagos State High Court to enforce his fundamental human rights as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Appellant felt his rights as stipulated under sections 34(1)(a), 36(1) and 44(1) of the Constitution were breached and or threatened. Leave was granted the appellant to enforce these rights in an order dated 11th September, 2000. The substantive application for the enforcement of appellant’s rights against the respondent was heard and concluded by the trial Judge Hon. Justice A. B. Adeniji of the Lagos State High Court who in a considered ruling dismissed the application. Appellant is dissatisfied by this ruling of 19th January, 2001 and has brought the instant appeal. Facts, which constituted the…

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