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NIGERIA COPYRIGHT COMMISSION & ORS v. MUSICAL COPYRIGHT SOCIETY OF NIGERIA LIMITED GTE & ORS

(2016) JELR 47231 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/350/2013  •  19 Oct 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR JCA JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA

Judgement

YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Lagos Division delivered on the 18th day of March, 2013 by Hon. Justice Mohammed Yunusa wherein the lower Court entered judgment against the Appellants. Dissatisfied with the said judgment, the Appellants filed a Notice of Appeal dated 15/4/2013 and filed on the same date setting out 5 grounds of appeal.

The appeal arose from an application made by the Respondents under the Fundamental Rights Enforcement rules seeking the following reliefs:

a. A Declaration that the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Applicants are entitled to their rights to dignity of their persons, personal liberty and rights to move freely as guaranteed by Sections 34, 35, and 41 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and also by virtue of Article 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 12 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act Cap A…

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