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KOLA OSHOKO v. ANTHONY AKINRINADE

(2016) JELR 41236 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/259/2007  •  24 Nov 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
MONICA BOLNA'AN DONGBAN-MENSEM JCA; CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JCA; NONYEREM OKORONKWO JCA;

Judgement

MONICA BOLNA'AN DONGBAN-MENSEM, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Hon. Justice A. A. Akinyemi of High Court of Ogun State delivered a Judgment against the Appellant on the 6th day of June 2007. The Appellant felt aggrieved.

The brief facts are that the Appellant who was (Plaintiff at the lower Court) alleged that the Respondent, who was the Defendant, defamed him via a letter. He therefore claimed damages and a perpetual injunction against the Respondent to prevent him from further publishing such statements about him. His claim was dismissed.

The parties will be referred to simply as Appellant and Respondent in this appeal.

The Appellant's and the Respondent's briefs were respectively filed on the 30/06/16 and 30/08/16 while the records of appeal was transmitted on the 10/12/07 and was deemed duly compiled and transmitted on the 18/05/16. An amended Notice of Appeal filed on the 06/05/16 was also deemed duly filed and served on the 18/05/16.

The Appellant has raised an issue of j…

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