CASE CITATION: ILIYA AKWAI LAGGA v. AUDU YUSUF SARHUNA (2008) 6-7 S.C. (Pt. I) 101
DATE OF JUDGMENT: FRIDAY, THE 27TH DAY OF JUNE, 2008
COURT: SUPREME COURT
SUIT: SC. 133/2002
- NIKI TOBI (Presided)
- IKECHI F. OGBUAGU
- FRANCIS F. TABAI
- IBRAHIM T. MUHAMMAD (Delivered the Leading Judgment)
ISSUE(S): WHAT CONSTITUTES A VAGUE GROUND OF APPEAL?
A vague ground of appeal is that which is imprecise, not cogent, not concise. It is inaccurate, verbose, large, rigmarole, vague, which is capable of making the appeal court or the respondent to the appeal not to understand what it exactly connotes. Although Order 8 Rule 2(3) and (4) of the Supreme Court Rules, require a ground of appeal to be precise and accurate, that does not mean that any slight non-compliance thereof shall render the ground incompetent.