MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The 1st Respondent as Plaintiff had taken out a writ of summons from the Registry of the FCT High Court, (to be called High Court after now) against the Appellant and the 2nd Respondent on which were endorsed, the following claims:-
"(a) The sum of N1 million Naira for unlawful arrest, defamation of character and false imprisonment.
(b) An unreserved letter of apology to him and copied to the following:
i. Knight of St John International Commandry 472 und 507.
ii. Police officers Mess Abuja.
iii. Igbo Traditional Council Yola and Abuja-
(c) The sum of N150,000 being legal fees for the prosecution of this suit."
The above claims were repeated at paragraph 29 of the statement of claim (s/claim) at pages 9-10 of the record of appeal.
After the service of the above processes on the Appellant, he caused a statement of defence to the claims by the 1st Respondent to be filed on the 2/3/02.
Though the record of the appeal indic…