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MR. MIKE MOMAH V. VAB PETROLEUM INC.

(2000) JELR 44178 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.183/1995  •  25 Feb 2000  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS JSC ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI JSC EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU JSC ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU JSC OKAY ACHIKE JSC

Judgement


UWAIS, C.J.N. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an interlocutory appeal from the decision of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division. The appellant herein is judgment debtor to a judgment delivered by the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, (Commercial Court) London, United Kingdom, while the respondent herein is the judgment creditor to the said foreign judgment which was obtained in 1991.

In 1993, the judgment creditor brought a motion on notice in the High Court of Lagos State, holden at Lagos, seeking an order of that Court to register the foreign judgment in question, question pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act, Cap. 152 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, J 990. The motion was contested by the judgment debtor but it was granted by Adeniji J. in a considered ruling.

Being dissatisfied with the ruling, the judgment debtor appealed to the Court of Appeal. He also filed a motion on notice in that Court in which he i…

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