Writ of Summons: A writ of summons is an originating process, and its competency gives the court the jurisdiction to look into the suit before it. A writ of summons is fundamental to any suit as it is the first process filed in the court by a claimant to invoke the jurisdiction of the court. Where a claim is not initiated by the dues process of law, the claim is incompetent and where the incompetent claim is heard by a court, the proceedings before that court are a nullity. (ABBAS v. TERA (2013) 2 NWLR (Pt. 1338) 284 C.A)

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