judy.legal
Login Register

CITEC INTERNATIONAL ESTATE LIMITED & ORS v. JOSIAH OLUWOLE FRANCIS & ORS

(2014) JELR 43017 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.116/2011  •  21 Feb 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAH MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS JSC; KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC;

Judgement

JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The point of law involved in this ruling is a very short one. It is not new. However, it is a point of law of immence constitutional importance. The point of law we are called upon to decide is whether or not the order of this court made in Chambers on the 28th of September, 2011 granting the Appellants/Respondents leave and extension of time to file this appeal ought to be set aside ex debitio justitae.

By a motion on notice dated 9th September, 2012 and filed on the same date, the 1st - 4th, Respondents/Applicants prayed for the following orders:-

"1. AN ORDER setting aside the Order/Ruling made by this Honourable Court in Chambers on the 28th of September, 2011 wherein the Appellants/Respondents mere granted the trinity prayers to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division in Josiah Oluwole Francis and 3 Ors V. CITEC International Estates and 6 Ors, CA/A/179/M/2007 contained in the Motion on Notice dateā€¦

There's more. Sign in to continue reading

JUDY is the comprehensive database of case law and legislation from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Gain seamless access to over 20,000 cases, recent judgments, statutes, and rules of court.


Get started   Login