CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Respondents as Claimants at the trial Court claimed against the Appellants as Defendants declaratory reliefs, injunction and damages (see page 5 of the Records).
In a considered judgment delivered by O. I. Itam, C.J of the Calabar Division of the Cross River State High Court on the 1st day of December, 2014, entered judgment for the Respondents but dismissed the claim against the 6th and 7th Respondents.
Dissatisfied with that judgment, the Appellants commenced this appeal by an amended Notice of Appeal filed on the 24th of February, 2014 and deemed properly filed on the 10/10/17. Ten grounds of Appeal were incorporated in the said Notice of Appeal and seven issues formulated for determination by learned counsel for the Appellants, Chief A. O. Mogboh, (SAN). They read:
1. Whether an unsigned writ of summons/originating process can validly activate the jurisdiction of the High Court.
2. Whether the irregular written s…