Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Ordor vs. Nwosu
1. That in civil proceedings a judge lack the power to call a witness without the consent of the parties;
2. That in exceptional circumstances, that is where confusion has arisen from the evidence before the court, the judge may with acquiescence of the parties, call a witness not called by either side for the purpose of throwing light on the case;
3. That if and when the power is exercised the party adversely affected by such testimony is entitled to cross-examine the witness;... .