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Abel Omoshola V. Commissioner Of Police (1977) LLJ-SC

Abel Omoshola V. Commissioner Of Police (1977) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report SIR UDO UDOMA, J.S.C.  The appellant, with two others who have not appealed, was tried and convicted by a Magistrate in Lagos State on two counts of having committed offences contrary to Sections 3 and 9 respectively of the Firearms Act, Cap. 69 of […]

Okoro Mariagbe v. The State (1977) LLJR-SC

Okoro Mariagbe v. The State (1977) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report G. IRIKEFE, J.S.C. The appellant in this case was charged with having murdered one KIHODU AJEBOR on 3rd March, 1974 at OWA-OYIBU village in the Agbor Judicial Division of the then Mid-Western State of Nigeria (now Bendel State). He was tried, convicted and sentenced to […]

Okeke Anadi V Okeke Okoli (1977) LLJR-SC

Okeke Anadi V Okeke Okoli (1977) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report IDIGBE, JSC.  On Wednesday the 16th day of March, 1977 we struck out this appeal on the ground that it is incompetent and said we would give our reasons for doing so later. We now do so. We think we should begin by making it […]

Mobil Oil (Nig) Ltd. Vs Federal Board Of Inland Revenue (1977) LLPR-SC

Mobil Oil (Nig) Ltd. Vs Federal Board Of Inland Revenue (1977) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report FATAYI-WILLIAMS, J.S.C. Mobil Oil (Nigeria) Ltd., which will hereafter be referred to as the appellants, were assessed for and have paid tax and super tax for the year 1968/69 and 1969/70 inclusive. Later, by a letter dated 16th June, 1970, […]

Diab Nasr V. Complete Home Enterprises(Nig.) Limited (1977) LLJR-SC

Diab Nasr V. Complete Home Enterprises(Nig.) Limited (1977) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report A. G. IRIKEFE, J.S.C.  In suit M/126/73, the appellant before the Lagos High Court commenced winding-up proceedings against the respondents on an alleged liability arising under a bill of exchange. The said proceedings were brought under the Companies Decree (No. 51 of 1968) […]

Olayinka Rodrigues & Ors V. The Public Trustee & Ors (1977) LLJR-SC

Olayinka Rodrigues & Ors V. The Public Trustee & Ors (1977) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report SIR UDO UDOMA, J.S.C.  The only point raised and argued and for a decision in this appeal is one of practice and procedure. It is important. It concerns the exercise of discretion by a Judge of the High Court under […]

Bustin Okpara(Alias Austin Okpara) V. The Federal Republic Of Nigeria (1977) LLJR-SC

Bustin Okpara (Alias Austin Okpara) V. The Federal Republic Of Nigeria LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report BELLO, J.S.C. The appellant was convicted in the Federal Revenue Court sitting at Lagos of two counts on a charge alleging that he had in his possession some counterfeit American bank notes knowing the same to be counterfeit contrary to […]

Sylvester Johnson Mayaki V. Lagos City Council Caretaker Committee (1977)

Sylvester Johnson Mayaki V. Lagos City Council Caretaker Committee (1977) IDIGBE, J.S.C.  This appeal is from the judgment of Candide Johnson, J., sitting in the Lagos State High Court in an action which, indeed, had a very chequered history. Originally the plaintiff, the appellant herein instituted a declaratory action against three defendants namely, the respondent […]

Dr. Akinlade Ore Falomo Vs Lagos State Public Service Commission (1977) LLJR-SC

Dr. Akinlade Ore Falomo Vs Lagos State Public Service Commission (1977) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report IDIGBE, JSC. This appeal is from the judgment of the High Court of Lagos State holden in Lagos (Adefarasin, Ag. CJ., as he then was) dated the 13th day of November, 1974 by which he dismissed the appellant’s application for […]

A.O. Odufuye V Jacob Adeoye Fatoke (1977) LLJR-SC

A.O. Odufuye V Jacob Adeoye Fatoke (1977) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report SIR UDO UDOMA, J.S.C.  This is an appeal from the judgment of the old Western State Court of Appeal in which judgment of the High Court on appeal was set aside and the judgment of the Egba Divisional Grade A Customary Court restored. In […]