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OUR LINE LIMITED v. S.C.C. NIGERIA LIMITED & ORS.

(2009) JELR 47311 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.216/2002  •  17 Jul 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU JSC; MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC; WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL CHUKWUMA-ENEH JSC; MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAH MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JSC;

Judgement

M. MOHAMMED, J.S.C (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant in this appeal was the Plaintiff at the trial High Court of Justice Anambra State and was the 1st Respondent at the Court of Appeal Enugu Division. The 1st and 2nd Respondents in this Court were the Defendants at the trial High Court while at the Court of Appeal, they were the Appellants. The Third Party Universal Insurance Company which was joined in the action at the trial High Court was the 2nd Respondent at the Court of Appeal. The 1st and 2nd Respondents as Defendants at the trial Court who were dissatisfied with the judgment of the trial Court against them jointly appealed against it to the Court of Appeal Enugu where in their Appellants' brief of argument for the determination of their appeal, they raised 8 issues. The first of these issues being one on jurisdiction states whether the trial court had the jurisdiction to conclude the trial at the High court on 20th July, 1993 when the learned trial Judge was app…

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