(2005) JELR 45223 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.244/2000 ·  10 Jun 2005 ·  Nigeria
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Ademeso v. Okoro (2005) 14 NWLR (Pt.945)308 (2005) 6 S.C (Pt I) 51 (2005) 6 S.C (Pt I) 51
MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UMARU ATU KALGO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria IGNATIUS CHUKWUDI PATS-ACHOLONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
1st defendant
statement of claim
draft deed of assignment
court of appeal
trial court
learned justices of the court of appeal
learned trial judge
affidavit evidence
said draft deed of assignment
decision of the court of appeal
leading judgment
african continental bank
application of the 1st defendant.the
approval of building plan
chief j. a. ademeso
court of trial
decision of the learned trial judge
deed of indemnity
deed of transfer
dominion flour mills limited
first notice
following cases
following documents
fundamental facts
inspection of documents
inspection of the 1st defendant
inter alia
lagos division
list of other documents
lower court
nigerian tribune newspaper issue
nnaemeka agu j. s. c.
normal circumstances
order of specific performance
positive step
respect of application
respect of the property
starting point
such facts
sum of n350,000.00
trial of this case

KATSINA-ALU, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the decision of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division given on 11 July, 2000 whereby the Court of Appeal dismissed the appellant's appeal and affirmed the decision of the learned trial Judge who had exercised his discretion to refuse inspection of documents sought by the appellant. The appellant herein, Chief J. A. Ademeso, was the 1st defendant in the court of trial. The respondents, Mrs. Maria Okoro and Mr. Justin Okoro, were the plaintiffs before the Ikeja Judicial Division of the High Court of Lagos State.

By a Writ of Summons dated 31 January, 1995 the plaintiffs' claimed against the 1st defendant along with three other persons, inter alia as follows:

"An order of specific performance directing the 1st defendant to execute the deed of transfer and/or the sale agreement in respect of the property situate, lying and being at No. 22, Gluti Street, Oluti Amuwo, Lagos having received the sum of N350,000.00 (Th…

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