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URS REICHIE v. NIGERIA BANK FOR COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

(2016) JELR 37170 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.180/2005  •  26 Feb 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC;

Judgement

MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division Coram: George A. Oguntade, Pius Olayiwola Aderemi and Christopher M. Chukwuma-Eneh, JCA against the judgment delivered by P.O Aderemi, JCA (as he then was) on 02/12/2002 in which that Court held there was no contractual relationship between the Plaintiff/1st Respondent and 3rd Defendant/Appeltant/Respondent necessitating an order for summary judgment under the provisions of the Lagos High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules by which the Court below allowed the appeal, set aside the judgment of the trial Court dated 4th July, 1994 per Akinsanya J, and dismissed the suit as instituted in the trial Court against the Appellant now Respondent.

BACKGROUND FACTS:

The facts would be better gleaned with reference to the Plaintiff/Appellant's Statement of Claim and the Affidavit in support of the Summons for Judgment deposed to by Oluyomi George-Taylor at the trial Court as follows…

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