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BUREAU VERITAS (NIGERIA) LIMITED & ORS v. NATHAN IKEOGU

(2018) JELR 38487 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/172/2016  •  18 Apr 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA JCA; JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA; ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO JCA;

Judgement

MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA, JCA  (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the decision of the Federal High Court, sitting at Lagos contained in the judgment delivered on 6th of May, 2016, wherein the Respondent's Amended Counter Claim was granted against the Appellants.

In brief, the Respondent had ordered for 60,000 units of cow leather industrial working gloves from Carl Friedrich and Co. GMbtt in Germany and paid for the order. Bureau Veritas Germany (B.V. Germany) was appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (C.B.N.) as the pre-inspection agent for the gloves ordered by the Respondent and it issued a Clean Report of Finding (C.R.F.) after the pre-inspection of the gloves in Germany, certifying that they were of the quality, inter alia, indicated in the shipping documents given to it. When the gloves arrived in Nigeria from Germany, the Respondent found that they were of inferior quality than the ones he ordered and so rejected them. Carl Friedrich and Co. GMbtt sued the …

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