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PABLO AMARAN v. EDUCATION TRUST FUND

(2014) JELR 36662 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/67/2013  •  25 Mar 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
ABUBAKAR DATTI YAHAYA JCA; JOSEPH TINE TUR JCA; MOORE A. A. ADUMEIN JCA;

Judgement

ABUBAKAR DATTI YAHAYA, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal has arisen from the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, in Suit No. FCT/HC/CV/429/2009 Pablo Amaran (carrying on business under the name and style of Amaran and Associates v. Education Trust Fund, delivered on the 11th day of December 2012. The appellant was the plaintiff, and his 23 paragraphs statement of claim, was filed on the 15th of December, 2009. The respondent as defendant, filed a 22 paragraphs statement of defence. Both parties had front-loaded their documents.

The respondent had made an offer to the Appellant vide its letter dated the 14th of June 2006, for the recovery of the sum of ₦3,056,961,414.29 (Three Billion, Fifty-Six Million, Nine Hundred and Sixty-One Thousand Four Hundred and Fourteen Naira, Twenty-Nine kobo) belonging to it and trapped in some failed banks, within six months. The Appellant replied, accepting the offer but stated that the commencement date o…

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