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Shell-BP Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria Ltd & Ors v. M.S. Onasanya

(1976) JELR 33999 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.151/75  •  19 Jun 1976  •  Nigeria

Coram
GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO JSC; CHARLES OLUSOJI MADARIKAN JSC; ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI JSC;

Judgement

C. O. MADARIKAN, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the High Court, Lagos (suit No. LD/1050/1971) the Plaintiff's (now Respondent's) claim against defendants, now appellants, as endorsed in the writ was for ₦140,000 damages for wrongful termination of his appointment from the service of the 1st defendant as a Systems Designer (Computers).

After the parties had filed their pleadings, the case was set down for hearing on the 19th and 20th October, 1972. The defendants then sought an order for further and better particulars of the various matters listed in their application. The application related to paragraphs 1, 13, 14, 17, 19 and 20 of the statement of claim. Dosunmu, J. heard arguments on the application and made the following order on the 22nd of May, 1972:

"That the Plaintiff shall within 14 days give further and better particulars sought in paragraphs 1, 17, 19 and 20 of the statement of claim and also paragraph 13 but without mentioning any particular defendant."In compli…

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