PROFESSOR E.A. ABE VS UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN & ANOR
In the Supreme Court of Nigeria
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Case Number: SC. 85/2003
MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAH MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE, JUSTICE SUPREME COURT
NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA, JUSTICE SUPREME COURT
OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, JUSTICE SUPREME COURT
MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD, JUSTICE SUPREME COURT
CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI, JUSTICE SUPREME COURT
PROFESSOR E.A. ABE
UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN & ANOTHER
GROUND OF APPEAL- DEFECTIVE PARTICULARS-EFFECT:
“Lack of or defective particulars in a ground of appeal would not necessarily render the ground itself incompetent”.
NATURE AND PURPOSE OF THE RULE OF COURT
The rules, therefore, are primarily designed to ensure fairness to both sides in the appeal and never meant to facilitate reliance on them by the court to shut out an intending appellant.
GROUND OF APPEAL:
“Once, therefore, a ground of appeal contains the reasons on the basis of which the appellant wants the appellate court to decide that the judgment appealed against is wrong, the ground cannot be discountenanced”.
Chief P.A.O. Olorunnisola, SAN with J.S. Bamgiboye and Salman Jawondo for the Appellant.
Yusuf O. Ali, SAN with Prof. Wahab Egbewole, Etukwu Ona, S. E. Oke, Patricia Ikpegbu (Mrs.) K. O. Lawal, Hassain T. Oloyede, Kayode Fatai-Oso and M. G. Duku for the Respondents.