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…