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AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK PLC. V. MISS BLESSING MGBEODI UGORJI

(2001) JELR 33083 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/9M/98  •  12 Jul 2001  •  Nigeria

Coram
UMARU ABDULLAHI JCA; SYLVANUS ADIEWERE NSOFOR JCA; ABOYI JOHN IKONGBEJ JCA;

Judgement

SYLVANUS ADIEWERE NSOFOR J.C.A, (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the decision by the Abia State High Court (F.I. Ogbuagu, J) holden in Aba. It is being heard on the bundle of document compiled by the appellant, a departure from the Rule of the Court in that regard having been granted to it. The appeal turns on a point of jurisdiction.

The Facts:-

The applicant in the court of trial on the 6th of June, 1996, had left her home in Nneoyi village within the Amaise Community of Isiala Ngwa Local Government to visit a cousin one Chief Samuel Onwukwe Nwauzor resident in Ndiegoro village within the Aba South Local Government on vacation. While there some officers of the 1st Respondent at the trial, African Continental Bank Plc (hereinafter to be referred to simply as the Bank for short) arrested her, forcibly took her firstly, to the Bank's office at No. 7, Milverton Avenue, Aba, then to the Area Commander, Aba and then to the Cemetery Road Police Station from whence …

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