(2000) JELR 44104 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.79/1994 ·  14 Apr 2000 ·  Nigeria
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Ehidimhen v. Musa (2000) 8 NWLR (Pt.669)640
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria OKAY ACHIKE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UMARU ATU KALGO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
g. b. ollivant
2nd respondent
g.b. ollivant
statement of claim
first defendant
evidence act
grounds of appeal
registration no. bd
act of the first defendant
behalf of the second defendant
division of u.a.c. nigeria limited
united africa company of nigeria limited
amendment of pleadings
biu-maiduguri federal highway
branch office
court rate
date of judgment
exhibits f
high court of borno state
leading judgment
part of u.a.c. of nigeria limited
registration no. pl
result of an accident
time material
address of registered office
argument of the learned counsel
behalf of g. b. ollivant
branch manager of the respondent
contents of exhibits l
division of u.a.c nig
doctrine of estoppel
following issues
following orders
g.b.o. ollivant
involved vehicle no bd
joint statement of defence
jurisdiction of that court
learned trial judge ogunbiyi j.
leave of the trial court
light of the oral evidence
limited liability company
liquidator of the said company
notice of appeal
said branch office
trial of the action
united africa co. of nigeria limited

U. A. KALGO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment:) This action was commenced in the High Court of Borno State. The writ of summons together with the statement of claim was served on the defendants now respondents after obtaining leave of the trial court for service on the 2nd respondent who was out of the jurisdiction of that court. In the writ, plaintiff, now appellant claimed for:-

"A declaration that the defendants are jointly and severally liable to the plaintiff for all the damages suffered by the plaintiff as a result of an accident involving the plaintiff's Peugeot Saloon Car with registration No. BD 8118 JA and the second defendant's MAN DIESEL Lorry with registration No. PL 218 J, driven by the first defendant for and on behalf of the second defendant which said accident occurred on the 14th of December 1987 near Lamanti Village in the Konduga Local Government of Borno State along the Biu-Maiduguri Federal Highway as a result of which the plaintiff's car and the goods bei…

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