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JERRY O. IMOTO v. H.F.P. ENG. NIGERIA LTD.

(2000) JELR 44135 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/149/98  •  23 Mar 2000  •  Nigeria

Coram
GEORGE ADESOLA OGUNTADE JCA; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JCA; PIUS OLAYIWOLA ADEREMI JCA;

Judgement

ADEREMI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): By the application dated 23rd March 1999, the appellant/applicant prayed for the following:

(1) an order of the court granting leave for the appellant/applicant to adduce further evidence by tendering as exhibit the respondent's letter Ref No PF/1927/70098 of 13th July, 1995 terminating the appellant's appointment which was pleaded in paragraph 11 of the statement of claim dated 27th November, 1995 and admitted by the respondent in paragraph 7 of the statement of defence dated 13th March, 1996 but which could not be tendered in evidence during the trial at the High Court due to exceptional circumstances:

(2) An order accelerating the hearing of the appeal in the interest of justice.

(3) An order setting down the appeal for hearing.

The application which is supported by a 37-paragraph affidavit and 6 - paragraph further affidavit, is brought pursuant to Order 1 Rule 20(3) of the Court of Appeal Rules 1981 as amended and section 16 of the C…

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