(2000) JELR 44054 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/J/119/98 ·  1 Mar 2000 ·  Nigeria
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Ochoga v. Military Admin., Benue State (2001) 1 NWLR (Pt.695)570
JUSTIN THOMPSON AKPABIO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JOSEPH JEREMIAH UMOREN Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ISA ABUBAKAR MANGAJI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
exhibit jaao
cause of action
learned trial judge
lower court
further affidavit
trial court
benue state government
benue state limitation edict
substantive case
benue state
leading judgment
particulars of error
interpretation of exhibit jaao
operation of the local government joint account
report of the panel
rules of natural justice
applicable law
government of benue state
mr. john agbaji attah ochoga
originals of the documents
originating summons
provisions of the benue state limitation edict
public office
relevant law
statement of facts
various views
white paper
actual meaning of the words
aspects of the matter
criminal act
determination of the following issues
documents of government
following grounds
following reliefs
government agency
high court of justice
military administrator benue state
original copies
review position of government
trite law
virtue of the limitation edict no.16
white paper of june

UMOREN, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Kakaan J. sitting at the High Court of Justice, Otukpo, Benue State in suit No.OHC/127/96 dated 11th December, 1996.

The plaintiff in the lower Court, now appellant in this court, took out an originating summons in that court, praying the court for the determination of the following issues:-

"(1) Whether arising from all the issues addressed in the Government white paper of June 21,1984, the Review position of Government and all other documents of Government and its agencies exhibited hereto, it is conclusive and evident that the plaintiff, Mr. John Agbaji Attah Ochoga was personally found culpable and punished for any wrong doings by the Government of Benue State in its various views and decisions on the Report of the Panel on the Operation of the Local Government Joint Account, 1980-1983.

(2) Whether the plaintiff/Mr. John Agbaji Attah Ochoga was found culpable or guilty of any Criminal Act(…

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