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M.R.S. OIL & GAS COMPANY LIMITED v. DOCK MANAGEMENT LIMITED

(2016) JELR 33245 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/648/2013  •  9 Dec 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR JCA; BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL JCA; JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA;

Judgement

YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of the Lagos State High Court delivered on the 3rd day of June, 2013 by HON. JUSTICE LATEEF LAWAL AKAPO wherein the lower Court dismissed the preliminary objection taken by the Appellant challenging the jurisdiction of the lower Court to hear and determine the Respondent's claim initiated by a statement of claim claimed as follows:

i. An Order compelling the Defendant, their servants and or privies to pay Claimant the sum of N16,134,691,62 being outstanding indebtedness of defendant to the Claimant arising from stevedore services performed by the Claimants on behalf of Defendant between December, 2009 to March, 2010.

ii. An order compelling the Defendant, their servants and or privies to pay Claimant the sum of N115,359,417.70 (One hundred and Fifteen million, Three hundred and Fifty-nine thousand, Four hundred and seventeen Naira, Seventy kobo) at the rate of N6,78,848.10 per month b…

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