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BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LTD v. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF OYO STATE & ORS

(2017) JELR 38159 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/277/2010  •  24 Feb 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JCA; HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI JCA; NONYEREM OKORONKWO JCA;

Judgement

CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the High Court of Oyo State, Ibadan Judicial Division holding at Ibadan, the 1st and 2nd Respondents as Plaintiffs sued the Appellant, 3rd, 4th, 5th Respondents, and two others as Defendants in the following order:

1. BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (NIGERIA) LIMITED

2. INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO LIMITED

3. BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC

4. BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENT) LIMITED

5. PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL

6. THE TOBACCO INSTITUTE

The 1st and 2nd Respondents/Plaintiffs claimed against the Defendants as set out above orders of mandatory injunction restraining them from marketing, publicising, distributing or putting into the stream of commerce either by themselves or through their distributors or agents, tobacco or any related tobacco products of whatever make or brand within Oyo State. The Plaintiffs also claimed special damages of about ₦300 billion for various actionable wrongs occasioned by the Defendants. The addresses for ser…

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