APPEAL – HEARING OF APPEAL – Whether the Court of Appeal can hear an appeal on the brief of the appellant alone


“The Court of Appeal Rules allows for the Court to hear an appeal on the Appellant’s brief alone upon being satisfied that the Respondent was duly served with the Appellant’s brief and the hearing notice but failed to file his brief within the time stipulated by the rules or within the time as extended by the Court.” Per JOHN INYANG OKORO, JSC in OKEKE v. UWAECHINA (2022-LCER-46525-SC) (Pp 23 – 24; Paras F – A)

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