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MR. BOTSON JOEL CHUNG v. PLATEAU EXPRESS SERVICES LIMITED

(2018) JELR 38460 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/176/2016  •  7 Jun 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
ADAMU JAURO JCA; UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM JCA; HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU JCA;

Judgement

ADAMU JAURO, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appeal herein is from the decision of the Plateau State High Court of Justice in Suit No: PLD/J84/2011 presided over by Hon. Justice P.L. Lot delivered on 8th December, 2014.

By his amended statement of claim, the plaintiff now appellant pleaded that in October, 2009 he entered into agreement with the Defendant now respondent to lease his vehicle, a Mazda E200 18 Seater capacity Bus with registration number AX 344 A NW. He contended that upon entering the said agreement, the said vehicle commenced operation with the defendant remitting the average sum of N200,000.00k monthly to the plaintiff. He stated that after he had disagreement with the driver of the said vehicle sometimes in 2010, he employed a new driver for the vehicle, one Dauda Soji who after attempting to commence work with the vehicle discovered that the vehicle had been vandalized with many parts removed which rendered the vehicle unusable. The removed parts of the …

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