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MOBIL PRODUCING NIGERIA UNLIMITED v. LAWRENCE DICKSON HOPE

(2016) JELR 41657 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/243/2012  •  19 Apr 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; PAUL OBI ELECHI JCA; JOSEPH OLUBUNMI KAYODE OYEWOLE JCA;

Judgement

IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The instant appeal is fall-out of the decision of the Akwa Ibom State High Court, holden at Uyo, delivered on April 30, 2012 in suit No. HEK/137/2012. By the said decision, the Court below, coram Andrew E. Okon, J; entered judgment for the Respondent (Plaintiff) against the Appellant (Defendant).

BACKGROUND OF FACTS

The Appellant is an Unlimited Liability Company duly registered under the relevant Laws of the Federal Government of Nigeria. Having been so registered, it carries on the business of oil production et al, with its head office at Mobil House, Lekki Express Way, Victoria Island, Lagos and branches throughout the Federation, including Ibeno within the jurisdiction of the Court below.

Contrariwise, the Respondent, a titled Chief and native of Eket in Akwa Ibom State, carries on business under the name and style of Hohada Special Services at No. 1 Mkpok Road, Eket within the jurisdiction of the Court below.

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