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UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC & ANOR v. I. U. FOOD LIMITED & ANOR

(2018) JELR 41990 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/141/2012  •  28 Jun 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM JCA; HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU JCA; ELFRIEDA OLUWAYEMISI WILLIAMS-DAWODU JCA;

Judgement

ELFRIEDA OLUWAYEMISI WILLIAMS-DAWODU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is as a result of the Judgment of the Bauchi State High Court of Justice, Bauchi, delivered by Hon. Justice Kunaza N. Hamidu on July 27th, 2011 wherein the claims of the Respondents (the Plaintiffs at the Court below), were granted.

The gist of the matter between the parties as contained in the printed Record before this Court was that, an accident occurred between the Appellants and the Respondents vehicles around Murtala Mohammed main road, Bauchi on June 15th, 2009. The 2nd Respondent, a driver with the 1st Respondent was driving the 1st Respondents vehicle, one Canter Brand tagged Quini with registration number XB 927 BAU through Murtala Mohammed road, the 1st Appellants Bullion van, being driven by the 2nd Appellant was on Abdulkadir road to enter the said Murtala Mohammed road when the accident occurred and the Respondents vehicle carrying pure water in sachets was hit. Between the parties…

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