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MR. I. D. AMUCHIENWA V. UNITY BANK PLC

(2011) JELR 50956 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/307/2004  •  27 May 2011  •  Nigeria

Coram
THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA JCA (Presided) JOSEPH TINE TUR JCA (Read the Lead Judgment) OBANDE OGBUINYA JCA

Judgement

TUR JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): The New Nigerian Bank Ltd. obtained judgment against the appellant in the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, London, England in suit No.1988-N-No.1097 on 31 July 1991 in the sums of £21,088.00 (twenty-one thousand and eighty- eight pounds) and interest therein at the rate of 17% per annum from 12

July 1988 to the dated judgment in the sum of £10,698.15 (ten thousand, six hundred and ninety-eight pounds,fifteen pence) makinga totalof £31,786.15 (thirty-one thousand,seven hundred and eighty-sixpounds and fifteen pence) and costs.

The respondent’s solicitors applied by an ex parte application to the High Court of Justice, Kano, Kano State, presided over by Rano J., on 7 October 1994 for the judgment to be registered under the Foreign Judgment (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act,Cap. 132,Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990. The applicationwas granted on 28October 1994 and the order enrolled on 7 November 1994. On 7 December 1994, the appe…

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