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SEISMOGRAPH SERVICE (NIGERIA) LTD.V. ESISO AKPORUOVO

(1974) JELR 41652 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.12/1973  •  11 Jun 1974  •  Nigeria

Coram
GEORGE BAPTIST AYODOLA COKER JSC; ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS JSC; GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO JSC;

Judgement

G. S. SOWEMIMO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The respondent, who was the plaintiff in suit UHC/34/7O, sued the appellant company at the Ughelli High Court of the Midwestern State. The case was tried by Ogbobine J., who delivered a judgment, awarding the respondent a sum of 3,942:8s:0p. for the three buildings and two houses allegedly destroyed by defendant/appellant company as a result of some seismic operations at Umolo Village. The appellant company has lodged an appeal against the judgment delivered on 30th December, 1971.

The claim in the writ of summons reads;

"Plaintiff claims from the Defendant the sum of 4,392:5s:6p. (four thousand, three hundred and ninety-two pounds, five shillings and sixpence) being compensation due Plaintiff from the Defendant for damage done by the Defendant to Plaintiff's property in Umolo Village, Olomu Clan in Eastern Urhobo Division, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in the course of Defendant's seismic operations on what …

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