AMUCHIENWA
V.
UNITY BANK PLC

(2011) JELR 50956 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/307/2004 ·  27 May 2011 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA JCA (Presided) JOSEPH TINE TUR JCA (Read the Lead Judgment) OBANDE OGBUINYA JCA
Core Terms Beta
appellant
notice of appeal
legal practitioner
additional grounds of appeal
ikenna osuagwu
foreign judgment
court of appeal rules
laws of the federation of nigeria
supreme court
high court of justice
learned counsel
appellant’s brief
kano state
leave of this court
extension of time
humble view
messrs j. a. cole
supreme court of nigeria
virtue of order
competency of the notice of appeal
following language
original grounds of appeal
provisions of the court of appeal rules
registry of the court of appeal
said registration
contravention of the provisions of the act
dated judgment
decision of a lower court
decision of the learned trial judge
following expressions
following information
hearing of this appeal
high court ofjustice
law courts
lead judgment
learned trial judge prayingthat
leave of the court of appeal
notice of preliminary objection
paragraph f
plethora of judgments of the court
practice law
rahman a. akindele
rano j.
registered trustees of apostolic church
respondent’s solicitors
set aside
such part
supporting affidavit of mr. sule yabaji
support of the said allegation

TUR JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): The New Nigerian Bank Ltd. obtained judgment against the appellant in the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, London, England in suit No.1988-N-No.1097 on 31 July 1991 in the sums of £21,088.00 (twenty-one thousand and eighty- eight pounds) and interest therein at the rate of 17% per annum from 12

July 1988 to the dated judgment in the sum of £10,698.15 (ten thousand, six hundred and ninety-eight pounds,fifteen pence) makinga totalof £31,786.15 (thirty-one thousand,seven hundred and eighty-sixpounds and fifteen pence) and costs.

The respondent’s solicitors applied by an ex parte application to the High Court of Justice, Kano, Kano State, presided over by Rano J., on 7 October 1994 for the judgment to be registered under the Foreign Judgment (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act,Cap. 132,Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990. The applicationwas granted on 28October 1994 and the order enrolled on 7 November 1994. On 7 December 1994, the appe…

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