judy.legal
Login Register

UNITED CEMENT COMPANY OF NIGERIA LIMITED & ORS v. MRS. CHARITY MBEH ISIDOR & ORS

(2016) JELR 41650 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/228/2014  •  24 Mar 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME JCA; ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI JCA;

Judgement

IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The instant appeal is a fall-out of the judgment of the High Court of Cross River State holden at Akamkpa Judicial Division, delivered on April 30, 2014 in suit No. HK/1/2012. By the said judgment, the Court below, coram Ikpeme, J. awarded general damages of N10,000,000.00 in favour of the claimant (1st Respondent) against the 4th and 5th Defendants (1st Appellant, 2nd and 3rd Respondents). Dissatisfied with the said judgment, the Appellant filed the notice of appeal thereof in the Court below on 15/05/2014.

BACKGROUND FACTS

The said suit leading to the appeal was instituted in the Court below by the 1st Respondent on January 27, 2012, thereby seeking the following reliefs against the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Appellants and 2nd and 3rd Respondents, jointly and severally the following reliefs:

(i) The sum of N500, 000,000.00 as general damages and exemplary damages for the unlawful arrest, detention, torture and death of theā€¦

There's more. Sign in to continue reading

JUDY is the comprehensive database of case law and legislation from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Gain seamless access to over 20,000 cases, recent judgments, statutes, and rules of court.


Get started   Login