C.S.A. WOODWORKS LTD.
V.
IGBINEDION

(1972) JELR 40290 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.162/1972 ·  20 Dec 1972 ·  Nigeria
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C.S.A. WOODWORKS LTD. v. IGBINEDION (1972) 12 S.C. (REPRINT) 87
CORAM
TASLIM OLAWALE ELIAS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
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total cost
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delivery of the materials
high court
oral evidence of the contents of documents
private capacity
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company title
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delivery of other materials
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following grounds of appeal
following paragraphs of his statement of defence
leading judgment
lower court
madam bola taylor s.c.
mr. b. o. babalakin
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relevant paragraphs of their statement of claim
request of the defendant
respect of work
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supply of materials
support of the plaintiffs
support of the positive averments
t. o. elias
various dates
weight of evidence

T. O. ELIAS, C.J.N. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiffs' writ of summons in Suit No. 1/171/64 in the High Court, Ibadan, was endorsed as follows:

"The plaintiffs' claim against the defendant is for the sum of Nine Hundred and Ninety-Four Pounds Eight Shillings and Four Pence (994 pounds:8:4d) being money owing by the defendant to the plaintiffs in respect of work done in, and materials supplied for the defendant's house at Feleye Layout, Molete, Ibadan, by the plaintiffs at the request of the defendant.

The defendant requested for the work and took delivery of the materials from the plaintiffs between August, 1963 and February, 1964 but has failed to pay to the plaintiffs the balance of 994 pounds:8:4d due from him to the plaintiffs despite the plaintiffs' repeated demands."

The relevant paragraphs of their Statement of Claim read:

"4. In July 1963, the defendant orally requested the plaintiffs, through the plaintiffs' Woodwork Manager, to supply materials and undertake …

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