(1998) JELR 45714 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/174/M/96 ·  14 Jan 1998 ·  Nigeria
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Mamman v. Salaudeen (1998) 2 NWLR (Pt.539)
UMARU ABDULLAHI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ATINUKE OMOBONIKE IGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
statement of claim
supreme court
substantive appeal
above mentioned meeting
following words
high court
learned trial judge
mallam m.t. mamman
new paragraphs
qualified privilege
real question
a.a. salaudeen
akpata jsc
appellate court
branch manager
consideration of the justice of the case
contention of the learned counsel
copy of the proposed amended statement of claim
duty of a judge
exercise of its power
findings of fact
following orders
full trial
further take notice
hearing of any action
honourable court
kaduna state high court
learned counsel
letter of today 28th january
main issue
occurrence of substantial injustice
person of mr. m.t. mamman
proposed amended statement of claim
record of appeal
result of compulsory bribe
said letter
second meeting
short circuit
such further order

ABDULLAHI, J.C.A: (Delivering the Leading Ruling): The applicant is the respondent in the substantive appeal. He filed this application on Notice seeking for the following orders:-

1. "AN ORDER for leave to amend the plaintiff's (now Respondent's/Applicant's in this court) statement of claim contained in pages 3 to 7 of the Record of Appeal to this court by adding new paragraphs 3(a) and 5(a) as set out in the Schedule below and contained in Exhibit A attached hereto and re-numbering paragraph 3 and 5 of the statement of claim to read paragraphs 3 and 3(a), 5 and 5(a) respectively.

3(a) That the defendant published the words in paragraph 3 above to a typist in town and the auditors of Trade Bank Plc also saw it.

5(a) That the defendant told live (5) people who were in attendance in the above mentioned meeting among whom was the defendant's brother, Alhaji Abdul'aziz Salaudeen that the plaintiff took bribe of over N600.000.00 (Six hundred thousand naira).

2. AN ORDER deeming the propo…

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