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NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION v. KUNLE ROTIMI

(2018) JELR 39412 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/1038/15  •  16 Jan 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
CHIDI NWAOMA UWA JCA; HAMMA AKAWU BARKA JCA; BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO JCA;

Judgement

CHIDI NWAOMA UWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Federal High Court presided over by O. E. Abang, J. on the 30th May, 2014 in its Ruling dismissed the appellants application for leave to further amend its 1st Amended Statement of Defence.

The amendments sought to be introduced by the Appellants application were highlighted and underlined in the Proposed Amended statement of Defence at pages 168 - 172 of the printed records of appeal. The appellant made out that the facts in support of the Appellants application are uncontested as the respondent did not file any counter Affidavit in opposition. It was deposed in the affidavit in support of the application the reason for the application was that the present learned counsel representing the Appellant was not the counsel who settled the pleadings but, on coming into the matter he discovered that several facts and documents that were crucial to the Appellants case were provided after their meeting, see paragraphs 4 (a) and (b…

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