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T. O. S. Benson Vs S. A. Onitiri (1960) LLJR-SC

T. O. S. Benson Vs S. A. Onitiri (1960) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgement Report ADEMOLA, C.J.F The appellant Mr. T.O.S. Benson and the respondent Mr. S.A. Onitiri both, on the 12th December, 1959, contested the Federal Election to the House of Representatives as candidates for Lagos North Constituency. Mr. Benson defeated Mr. Onitiri at the election […]

The Queen Vs Augustine Ogubuike (1960) LLJR-SC

The Queen Vs Augustine Ogubuike (1960) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgement Report ABBOTT, FJ The appellant in this case appeals against his conviction after his trial by information on two counts: the first the manslaughter of Theresa Nkamngang and secondly for reckless driving contrary to the Road Traffic Ordinance. The facts are briefly these. The appellant was […]

Rabiu Ruma Vs Daura Native Authority (1960) LLJR-SC

Rabiu Ruma Vs Daura Native Authority (1960) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report ABBOTT, F.J The appellant in this case was convicted by the Native Court of the Emir of Daura of the murder of his wife, and sentenced to death. Heart appealed against his conviction to the Moslem Court of Appeal which dismissed his appeal. He […]

R. C. Rickett Vs B. W. A. Ltd (1960) LLJR-SC

R. C. Rickett Vs B. W. A. Ltd (1960) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgement Report HUBBARD, AG. F.J This is an appeal by Mr. R.C. Rickett against a judgment of the High Court of the Northern Region sitting at Jos by which he was ordered to pay to the Bank of West Africa Ltd. in respect of […]

Nwankpu Nworie Vs Commissioner Of Police (1960) LLJR-SC

Nwankpu Nworie Vs Commissioner Of Police (1960) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgement Report HUBBARD, AG F.J  This is an appeal by Nwankpu Nworie against a judgment of the High Court of Eastern Region upholding his conviction by a Magistrate’s Court sitting at Abakaliki, on a charge of stealing three cows. He appeals also against the sentence passed […]

Eugene Massango Ngoh Vs Moses Ngonja Ndoke And Anor (1960) LLJR-SC

Eugene Massango Ngoh Vs Moses Ngonja Ndoke And Anor (1960) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgement Report ADEMOLA, C.J.F. On the 12th March, 1960, we dismissed this appeal. We stated we shall give our reasons later for adopting this course. We now do so. The appellant in the case was an unsuccessful party at an election held in […]

Chief F.m. Ikomi Vs C. E. Cole (1960) LLJR-SC

Chief F.m. Ikomi Vs C. E. Cole (1960) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgement Report BRETT, FJ These are cross-appeals from the judgment of Duffus, J., in the High Court of the Western Region awarding the plaintiff £504 special damages and £50 general damages on a claim for the wrongful destruction of property and the wrongful determination of […]

Olubunmi Cole And 2 Ors Vs P. A. Akinyele And 2 Ors (1960) LLJR-SC

Olubunmi Cole And 2 Ors Vs P. A. Akinyele And 2 Ors (1960) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgement Report BRETT, F.J This is an appeal by the plaintiffs, who sued by their mother as next friend, against the judgment of Kaine, Ag. J., in the High Court of Lagos, dismissing their claim for a declaration that they […]

Cigari Shehu Vs J. B. Ogedengbe (1960) LLJR-SC

Cigari Shehu Vs J. B. Ogedengbe (1960) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgement Report BAIRAMIAN, FJ This is an appeal from the judgment given by the High Court of the Northern Region on the 9th March, 1960, which dismissed the appeal from the decision on the 20th November, 1959, of a Magistrate convicting the appellant of an offence […]

S. A. Yerokun Vs K. Adeleke (1960) LLJR-SC

S. A. Yerokun Vs K. Adeleke (1960) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgement Report BRETT, F.J  This is an appeal from the decision of the High Court of the Western Region given on an election petition. The appellant, S.A. Yerokun, was the respondent in the court below, and the respondent in this court, Mr. Adeleke, was the petitioner […]