WHAT CONSTITUTES A COMPETENT GROUND OF APPEAL?
"Grounds of appeal are the complaints of the Appellant on the judgment against which the appeal lies. For them to be competent, they must be related to the decision against which the appeal lies, and should constitute a challenge to the ratio of the decision on appeal. Where the grounds of appeal as formulated do not arise from the judgment and purports to raise an attack on issues not decided by the judgment appealed against, they are incompetent and liable to be struck out. See Onafowoken V Wema Bank Plc (2011)12 NWLR (PT. 1260)24 at 38 PARAS' D - E. Piemen V Momodu (1983)1 SCNLR 188.’"
PER P. A. GALUMJE, J.S.C. IN DELPHINE ZIKERE OKONKWO VS. AMAKA EZEAKU & ANOR SUIT NO: SC. 281/2011
LEGALPEDIA ELECTRONIC CITATION: (2020) Legalpedia (SC) 11118
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