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PURIFICATION TECHNIQUES (NIGERIA) LTD. V. ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF LAGOS STATE EKO INTERNATIONAL BANK PLC O CEANIC BANK INTERNATIONAL NIGERI A LIMITED GULF BANK OF NIGERIA PLC CHARTERED BANK PLC GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC AFRIBANK NIGERIA PLC UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC SOCIETE GENERALE BANK NIGERIA LIMITED MAGNUM TRUST BANK PLC ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC SOCIETE BANCAIRE NIGERIA LIMITED TRANS INTERNATIONAL BANK PLC HALLMARK BANK NIGERIA PLC FSB INTERNATIONAL BANK PLC EQUITORIAL TRUST BANK LIMITED DIAMOND BANK LIMITED BROAD BANK NIGERIA LIMITED TRADE BANK NIGERIA PLC STANDARD TRUST BANK LIMITED EQUITY BANK OF NIGERIA LIMITED ACCESS BANK NIGERIA PLC GAMJI BANK LIMITED STANDARD CHARTERED BANK NIGERIA LIMITED WEMA BANK PLC CITIBANK NIGERIA LIMITED CITIZENS INTERNATIONAL BANK LIMITED FIRST ATLANTIC BANK LIMITED NIGERIA DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA

(2004) JELR 57715 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/470/2001  •  20 Jan 2004  •  Nigeria

Coram
SULEIMAN GALADIMA, JCA (Presided and Read the Lead Judgment) PIUS OLAYIWOLA ADEREMI, JCA ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIR JEGA, JCA

Judgement

GALADIMA, JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): The appeal made herein by the judgment creditor is against the ruling of the Lagos State High Court delivered by Ade-Alabi (J.) on 31st day of January, 2001, wherein a garnishee order nisi made on the 18th of January, 2001 was set aside upon an application made by the judgment debtor, the Lagos State Government. The garnishee order nisi was sought by the said judgment creditor as part of efforts to enforce the judgment it had obtained in this matter on the 2nd June, 1999 in suit No. LD/835/99 in which the Lagos State Government was adjudged liable to pay the judgment creditor the sum of US$ 166,353,090.19. By motion on notice dated 26/1/2001 and heard by the lower court on 31/1/2001 the Lagos State Government sought to set aside the order nisi . After hearing detailed argument from respective counsel for the parties, the learned trial Judge in his ruling set aside the garnishee order nisi . Being dissatisfied with the decision, t…

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