PROFESSOR E.A. ABE VS UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN & ANOR (2013)

PROFESSOR E.A. ABE VS UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN & ANOR

(2013) LCN/4132(SC)

In the Supreme Court of Nigeria

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Case Number: SC. 85/2003

 

JUSTICES:

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

 

APPELLANTS:

PROFESSOR E.A. ABE

 

RESPONDENTS:

UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN & ANOTHER

 

RATIO:

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”.

COUNSELS

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.

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