GOVERNMENT OF CROSS RIVER STATE & ORS.
V.
ASSAM

(2007) JELR 45785 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/C/128/2004 ·  6 Jun 2007 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JEAN OMOKRI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
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chief felix njang assam
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okpa okpekor assam
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records of the lower court
royal highness
village head of agbokim mgbobor
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6th appellants
behalf of agbokim mbabor
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NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Edem, J. of the High Court of Justice, Cross River State, Ikom Judicial Division in suit No. HM/10/2/97. The judgment was delivered on 18/11/98. There is an earlier ruling of the trial court delivered in 20/4/98. The original parties before the lower court are set out below:

Chief Felix Njang Assam - Plaintiff

And

1. The Government of Cross River State of Nigeria

2. Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Cross River State

3. E. O. Erim - Defendants

4. His Royal Highness, Minen O. Ndoma-Egba

In a motion headed "motion ex parte" dated 18/9/2002 and filed in the lower court on 18/9/2002 there was an alteration in the number of parties on each side.

The parties appeared as follows:

1. The Govt. of Cross River State

2. Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Cross River State

3. Mr. E. O. Erim - Appellants/Applicants

4. His Royal Highness, Minen Ndoma-Egba

5. Chief Og…

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