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MRS. GANIAT YETUNDE ELIAS & ANOR v. ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC

(2016) JELR 37024 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/873/2014  •  8 Apr 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JCA; SIDI DAUDA BAGE JCA; JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA;

Judgement

AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): This Court (per Ikyegh, JCA, Iyizoba, JCA, and Obaseki-Adejumo, JCA) delivered its Judgment in this Appeal No. CA/U873/2013 on 28/10/2015. The name of counsel, who adopted the Appellants' Brief of Argument, was not reflected at the end of the Judgment, and in the Judgment itself, Obaseki-Adejumo, JCA, who wrote the lead Judgment, said as follows -

"In his brief of argument Appellants' counsel was silent on the contemptuous conduct of the Appellants by demolition of the property. It is the duty of counsel to exhibit a high level of decorum, candour and fairness to the Court and to other lawyers. See Chukwu and Anor. v. INEC and Ors. [2014] LPELR-22221 (SC). This Court Per Oredola JCA, in Orisakwe and Sons Ltd. and Anor v. Afribank Plc. [2012] LPELR-20094 P.51, paras. C-E held:

"Counsel appearing before any Court owes a bounden duty to be diligent, treat the Court with respect, honesty and mutual courtesy. Above all, to assist the Co…

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