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NIGERIAN NATIONAL SUPPLY COMPANY LTD. V. ALHAJI HAMAJODA SABANA AND COMPANY LIMITED & ORS.

(1988) JELR 42769 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.82/1987  •  18 Mar 1988  •  Nigeria

Coram
AUGUSTINE NNAMANI JSC; MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS JSC; SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE JSC; PHILLIP NNAEMEKA-AGU JSC; ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI JSC;

Judgement

A. NNAMANI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the main Suit, LD/521/86, pending in the High Court of Lagos, Alhaji Hamajoda Sabana and Company Limited, 1st Respondent herein sued, as Plaintiff, Stratel Ltd., Nigerian National Supply Company Limited (Appellant herein) and Attorney-General of the Federation as defendants claiming the following reliefs:-

''(1) Against all the defendants, a declaration that the entire cargo of 23,000 metric tons of Thailand Rice which is the subject matter of a letter Ref.No.CC/1/S.9/C.T/2 dated 14th November, 1985 and addressed to the Chairman of the Nigerian National Supply Company Limited is the property of the Plaintiff.

(2) Against the 2nd defendants and the Federal Government the return of the said cargo of rice or such portion thereof as have not been disposed of by them or either of them.

(3) Against the 2nd defendant and the Federal Government, an order for inquiry into damages suffered by the plaintiff as a result of the conversion of…

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