The court held that as the first appellate court,
its required to re appraise the evidence and
reach an independent conclusion. That the
disconnection was unlawful since it was
arising from the unpaid bill which was
disputed. Though the appellant has the power
to disconnect, it must be done reasonably.
That the respondent signed the deed under the
threat of disconnection which would put his
business to an end. That the defendants loss
was caused by the high handedness of the
appellant and punitive damages would accrue.
That there was no evidence of consent of the
transfer of the bill and hence was fraudulently
done. That the appellant suffered no loss and
hence wasn’t entitled to any damages.