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AL-MASMOON SECURITY LTD v. PIPELINES & MARKETING PRODUCTS CO. LTD

(2022) JELR 109328 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.755/2015  •  28 Jan 2022  •  Nigeria

Coram
Kudirat Motonmori Olatokunbo Kekere-Ekun, JSC Ejembi Eko, JSC Mohammed Lawal Garba, JSC Ibrahim Mohammed Musa Saulawa, JSC Tijjani Abubakar, JSC

Judgement

KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant and the respondent herein, entered into a contract on 1/10/2007 wherein the appellant was contracted to provide security for the respondent's headquarters at NNPC Towers Abuja, Kaduna Depot, Zaria Depot and Zaria Pump stations respectively. The respondent however terminated the contract on 31/01/2014. The appellant was aggrieved and instituted an action before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) seeking the following reliefs:

"1. An order directing the defendant not to terminate the security agreement unless in accordance to the terms of agreement dated 1st day of October, 2007.

2. A perpetual order restraining the defendant from acting on its letter of termination of the security contract for the plaintiff to provide security guards at the defendant's Kaduna Depot and Zaria Pumping station.

3. An order that the purported letter of termination of contract of security betwee…

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