UZO I. NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State sitting in Uyo delivered on the 16th of April, 2012.
The Respondents (as Applicants), instituted an action at the High Court against the Appellants (as Respondents) seeking some declaration for the infringement of their Fundamental Rights allegedly violated by the Appellants. The 1st - 3rd Appellants filed their Counter Affidavit and a Written Address. The 4th - 6th Appellants did not file any process.
The matter was, therefore, contested on the pleadings of the Respondents and the 1st - 3rd Appellants. At the conclusion of the trial, the learned trial judge entered judgment for the Respondents' restrained the 5th and 6th Appellants from arresting the Respondents and awarded the sum of N500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira) damages against the Appellants.
Aggrieved, the Appellants filed a Notice and four (4) grounds of Appeal urging this court…