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NEW HORIZON HOTELS LIMITED & ORS v. EMMANUEL NNAMDI OKOYE

(2018) JELR 38489 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/208/2013  •  13 Jun 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA JCA; JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA; JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA;

Judgement

MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By the endorsements on the Appellants' Writ of Summons dated the 27th August, 1998 in Suit No. LD/2423/98 before the High Court of Lagos State, they claimed the following reliefs against the Respondent: -

"1. Declaration that the Defendant's act of forceful entry, barricade and sealed off the 1st plaintiff's hotel premises, interfering and obstructing their business with armed Police personnel, thus and cohorts is unreasonable, arbitrary, unjustifiable, unlawful and illegal.

2. Declaration that the Defendant's act of intimidation, harassment and threat of physical harm to the 3rd Plaintiff and the 1st and 2nd Plaintiff's employees is unlawful and illegal.

3. The total sum of N2.5m representing general damages suffered by the 1st Plaintiff by the forced and illegal entry, closure and disruption of their business occasioned by the Defendants nefarious, unlawful and illegal action.

4. A Court order vide the disputed amount outst…

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