(2018) JELR 39066 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/PH/513/2013 ·  11 May 2018 ·  Nigeria
ISAIAH OLUFEMI AKEJU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria CORDELIA IFEOMA JOMBO-OFO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria BITRUS GYARAZAMA SANGA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
learned trial judge
record of appeal
contempt proceedings
16th may
27th june
alleged disobedience of his order
contempt charge
hard labour
learned counsel
15th april
18th june
suit no. ahc
trial court
bailiff of the lower court
committal of the appellant
learned trial court
senior counsel
backgound facts
briefs of argument
case file
case stand
contempt ex-facie curiae
court of competent jurisdiction
final ruling of the high court of rivers state
first notice of appeal
following issues
following orders
foregoing orders
grounds of the notice
high court
hon. justice g. o. omereji
leading judgment
notices of appeal
order of the said court
order of this honourable court
purported impeachment proceedings
registry of the lower court
respect of the matters
return date
sets of issues
subject matter of the contemptuous act
suspension of the respondent
theophilus adetola awobokun

CORDELIA IFEOMA JOMBO-OFO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal emanated from the final ruling of the High Court of Rivers State (hereinafter to be known as the lower/trial Court) in suit No. AHC/75/2012, presided over by Hon. Justice G. O. Omereji, J. and delivered 16th May, 2013.

In the said ruling, the trial Court pursuant to an application by the respondent seeking committal of the appellant and 3 others, convicted and sentenced the appellant and the 3 others to a term of imprisonment of 3 (three) months with hard labour without an option of fine for allegedly flouting the order of the said Court made on 27th June, 2012. Aggrieved by his conviction and sentencing, the appellant filed two notices of appeal. The first notice of appeal was filed on 20th May, 2013, (see pages 318 320 of the record of appeal), while the second notice of appeal was filed 18th June, 2013.


The respondent was elected as the Vice Chairman of Ahoada East Local Government Council…

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