(substituted for Chief Ime Sampson Umanah)
(Delivered by I. T. Muhammad, JSC)
I have read the judgment of my learned brother, Rhodes-Vivour, JSC. I agree with his lordship that the appeal can be determined at the level of the Preliminary Objection raised by the respondent. It is true that all the grounds of appeal are of law and fact which require leave to Court of Appeal. No such leave was sought and obtained. This renders all the grounds incompetent. The Notice of Appeal becomes bare with no ground to support it. The purported appeal is hereby struck out. See Ekunola v. CBN (2013) 7 SCM. 40.
IBRAHIM\TARKO MUHAMMAD, JUSTICE/SUPREME COURT.
Olusegun Fabunmi for appellant with him; Johny Agim. T. A. B.
Oladipo for respondent with him; B. E. Mesele.