(2004) JELR 45059 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/B/190/2001 ·  6 Jul 2004 ·  Nigeria
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I.C.B. (Nig.) Ltd. v. Ademuwagun (2005) 7 NWLR (Pt.924)275
MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria AMINA ADAMU AUGIE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
workable condition
necessary repairs
grounds of appeal
lower court
consequential order
learned trial judge
relevant authorities
court of appeal
manager of the appellant bank
order of the lower court
said car
senior counsel
weight of evidence
alleged indebtedness of the respondent
briefs of argument
delivery up of the plaintiff
delivery up of the said saloon car
detention of the said car
following awards
following claims
general damages
give effect
humble view
judgment of the ondo state high court
leading judgment
listed items
loss of use of the said car
members of the appellant
own brief of argument
payment of the value of the said car
peugeot saloon car
plaintiffs claim
respondent file
said meeting
saloon car
seizure of the respondent
totality of evidence

NGWUTA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Ondo State High Court, Ikare Judicial Division, in suit No. HIK/20/96. The judgment was delivered on 23rd September, 1999.

The respondent who was the plaintiff in the court below was the manager of the appellant bank. The bank was the defendant in the lower court. The respondent's appointment as the manager of the bank was terminated by the appellant, sometime in October, 1995. Before the termination of his appointment, the respondent on 18/3/95, in his capacity as the Manager of the appellant bank, attended a meeting of the Board of Directors of the bank. At the said meeting, the alleged indebtedness of the respondent to the appellant was raised. This led to the seizure of the respondent's Peugeot saloon car registered as No. OD 515 KA by members of the appellant's Board of Directors, who handed the car over to the police at Ikare Akoko, Ondo State for safe-keeping pending the respondent's…

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