MUSDAPHER, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Ruling): The learned Senior Advocate, Chief Chigbue moved in terms of motion paper - which prayed for:
(1)"An order of the court directing a departure from the rules of the court so that the appeal filed herein by the appellant/applicant may be heard and determined on the bundle of documents. And such additional documents as may be ordered or directed to be filed by the parties.
(2)An order abridging the time for filing briefs of arguments.
(3)An order for accelerating the hearing of the appeal"
The application is supported with an affidavit of 10 paragraphs containing the exhibited proposed record. There is also a counter-affidavit filed apparently in opposition to the application. The learned Counsel urged the court to grant the application.
The learned Counsel for the respondent Chief Etudo refused to take part in the proceedings, he informed the court that he intended to appeal against the order refusing adjournment which arose during the hear…