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DANTACO LIMITED & ORS v. CONTINENTAL MERCHANT BANK (NIG) LTD & ANOR

(2016) JELR 36996 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/371/14(R)  •  7 Mar 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
UWANI MUSA ABBA-AJI JCA; IBRAHIM SHATA BDLIYA JCA; OLUDOTUN ADEBOLA ADEFOPE-OKOJIE JCA;

Judgement

OLUDOTUN ADEBOLA?ADEFOPE-OKOJIE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling):

The Applicants filed a Motion, dated 26th June 2015 and filed on 29th June 2015, seeking the following reliefs:

1. An order re-listing the Appellants/Applicants' appeal with Appeal No. CA/K/24/2001 which was struck out by this Honouroble Court on November 28, 2013.

2. An Order granting leave for Continental Merchant Bank Nigeria Limited to be substituted with the Nigeria Deposit Insurance corporation as the Respondent on record.

3. An order granting leave to the Appellants to raise for the first time before this Honourable Court, a fresh Jurisdictional ground of appeal relating to the incompetence of the Respondent's initiating Court process at the Failed Bank Tribunal, based on the fact that same was signed by "Charles Okike and Associates and the "Company Secretary/Legal Adviser" of the Respondent and consequently, the Tribunal has no jurisdiction to entertain the matter ab initio, because it was not signed by persons…

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