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XPRESS PARTNERS LIMITED v. BGL SECURITIES LIMITED

(2018) JELR 38598 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/460M/2012  •  5 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
TIJJANI ABUBAKAR JCA; BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL JCA; ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO JCA;

Judgement

TIJJANI ABUBAKAR, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal emanated from the Ruling of the Federal High Court sitting in the lkeja Division, delivered by Steven Jonah Adah J. (as he then was) on the 3rd day of May, 2012 in suit No: FHC/IKJ/CP/34/2011 which is contained at pages 190 - 217 of the Records of Appeal wherein the Appellant's Preliminary Objection to the jurisdiction of the Lower Court was dismissed. The Respondent herein as Petitioner instituted this Suit vide a Petition dated 17th February, 2011 contained at pages 3 - 22 of the Records of Appeal. The Appellant (Respondent at the Lower Court) in reaction to the Petition filed a Notice of Preliminary Objection challenging the jurisdiction of the Lower Court to hear and determine the Petition; the Notice of Preliminary Objection and the Written Address in support of same is contained at pages 37 - 82 of the Records of Appeal. The Respondent filed a Counter-Affidavit to the preliminary Objection and in the end, theā€¦

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