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Atipioko Ekpan & Anor. V. Chief Agunu Uyo & Ors. (1986) LLJR-SC

Atipioko Ekpan & Anor. V. Chief Agunu Uyo & Ors. (1986) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report OBASEKI, J.S.C. The main issue raised for determination in this appeal is as to the absence of any locus standi in the plaintiffs’/respondents’ to institute the proceedings in respect of which the judgment delivered in the High Court led in […]

Bookshop House Ltd. V. Stanley Consultants Ltd. (1986) LLJR-SC

Bookshop House Ltd. V. Stanley Consultants Ltd. (1986) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report OPUTA, J.S.C. The facts of this case are quite straightforward and simple. The Appellant, the Bookshop House Ltd. wanted to erect a multi storey ultra modern office block. Their architects Messrs Godwin and Hopwood then invited the Respondents, Stanley Consultants Ltd. to undertake […]

Udo Akpan V. The State (1986) LLJR-SC

Udo Akpan V. The State (1986) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report OPUTA, J.S.C. The appellant was in the court of first instance charged with two offences namely: The prosecution called a total of six prosecution witnesses. The key prosecution witness was Marcus Imahe called as PW1. He was on 29/5/80 the driver of the Peugeot taxi […]

J. Elabanjo Vs Alhaja A. O. Tijani (1986) LLJR-SC

J. Elabanjo Vs Alhaja A. O. Tijani (1986) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report OPUTA, J.S.C.  This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal Lagos Division. In a lead judgment delivered by Uthman Mohammed – J.C.A. to which Nnaemeka-Agu and Kutigi, JJ.C.A. concurred, the Court of Appeal set aside the judgment of Oshodi […]

Mr. Donald O. Ikomi & Ors. V. The State (1986) LLJR-SC

Mr. Donald O. Ikomi & Ors. V. The State (1986) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report NNAMANI, J.S.C.  On 11th December, 1985 the Attorney-General of Bendel State addressed an application under Section 340 (2) (b) of the Criminal Procedure Law, Cap. 49 Vol. II Laws of Bendel State 1976 and the Indictment Procedure Rules. 1971 to the […]

Samson Awoyale V. Joshua O. Ogunbiyi (1986) LLJR-SC

Samson Awoyale V. Joshua O. Ogunbiyi (1986) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report KAWU, J.S.C The respondent in this appeal was the plaintiff in an action which he insituted on behalf of the Ba’a family in the Igbomina South Central Area Court, Oro, Kwara State. The defendant in that case was David Adewoye who later died but […]

Amusa Opoola Adio & Anor V. The State (1986) LLJR-SC

Amusa Opoola Adio & Anor V. The State (1986) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report OPUTA, J.S.C  When this appeal came up for hearing on the 21st November, 1985, it was discovered that the Notice and Grounds of Appeal were filed outside the Statutory period of 30 days stipulated by Section 31(2)(b) of the Supreme Court Act […]

Florence Ibilola Taylor V. The Trustees Of The Trinity Methodist Church (1986) LLJR-SC

Florence Ibilola Taylor V. The Trustees Of The Trinity Methodist Church (1986) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report IRIKEFE, C.J.N. In order to appreciate this decision, some background information is necessary. The point being taken here is that the judgment of the High Court of Lagos State (Johnson J, as he then was) was delivered more than […]

Stephen Oteki V. Attorney-general Bendel State (1986) LLJR-SC

Stephen Oteki V. Attorney-general Bendel State (1986) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report UWAIS, J.S.C At the High Court of Bendel State sitting at Abudu, the appellant, a policeman, was charged with the murder of one Monday Aghahowa contrary to the provisions of section 319 subsection (1) of the Criminal Code of Bendel State, Cap.48 (Laws of […]

Anthony Idehen Ogida V. Jackson Osaze Oliha (1986) LLJR-SC

Anthony Idehen Ogida V. Jackson Osaze Oliha (1986) LawGlobal-Hub Lead Judgment Report KAWU, J.S.C.  At the conclusion of hearing on the 27th day of November, 1985 I dismissed this appeal and reserved my reasons for the judgment till today. I now give my reasons. The respondent in this appeal, a legal practitioner, was the plaintiff […]