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EMENE OIL (NIG) LTD & ORS
V.
OKIKA

(2021) JELR 108761 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/C/246/2013 ·  16 Jul 2021 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
Mojeed Adekunle Owoade, JCA James Shehu Abiriyi, JCA Muhammed Lawal Shuaibu, JCA

Ratio Decidendi

MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Cross-River State sitting in the Bekwarra judicial Division delivered on the 19th day of March, 2013 entering judgment in favour of the claimant now respondent.

The claimant took out a writ of summons on the 13th day of April, 2011 claiming jointly and severally against the defendants thereat as follows:-

1. The defendants have no reasonable and/or any good cause to cause the detention of the claimant’s trailer/truck with Registration No. XN 879 LRS at the Divisional Police station Abuochiche Bekwarra from the 22nd day of January 2011 to 13th March, 2011.

2. An order of declaration that the continuous detention of the claimants’ trailer/truck with Registration No. XN 879 LSR at the Divisional police station, Abuochiche, Bekwarra from the 22nd January to the 31st March, 2011 at the instance of the defendants after the Vehicle Inspection Officer (V.I.O) had inspected i…

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