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SWISS-NIGERIAN WOOD V. BOGO

(1970) JELR 33689 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.14/70  •  3 Jul 1970  •  Nigeria

Coram
GEORGE BAPTIST AYODOLA COKER JSC; IAN LEWIS JSC; CHARLES OLUSOJI MADARIKAN JSC;

Judgement

COKER, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiff, now the respondent, instituted an action against the defendants who are the present appellants claiming a total amount of 20,000 pounds described by him as special and general damages for breach of contract occasioned by his wrongful dismissal from the employment of the defendants. Originally, there were two defendants to the action, the first being Swiss-Nigerian Wood Industries Ltd., and the second a Mr. Solomon Fried who was the Managing Director of the first defendant company. The second defendant was, in the course of the judgment in the court below, dismissed from the action with costs, the learned trial Judge holding that he "had only acted as their (i.e., the first defendants') agent throughout this transaction." In this judgment the references to "defendants" imply only the first defendants.

The plaintiff's statement of claim avers that he is a Swiss national holding a diploma in business administration and that …

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