Okolo v. U.B.N. Ltd (1999) 10 NWLR (Pt.623) 429 (1999) 6 S.C (Pt II) 26
ADOLPHUS GODWIN KARIBI-WHYTE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
UTHMAN MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
statement of claim
amended statement of claim
account of all monies
said records of appeal
2nd plaintiff of all monies
court of appeal
records of appeal
evidence of the 1st appellant
head counsel of the said appellants
interest of justice
part of the records of appeal
place of the existing amended statement of claim
2nd plaintiffs account
a. o. ejiwunmi j.s.c.
firm of okiemute mudiaga odje
grant of the amendment
law firm of e.l. akpofure
leave of that court
position of the learned counsel
proposed amended statement of claim
relevant paragraph of the said counter-affidavit
relevant paragraphs of the counter affidavit
such further order
sum of n239,143
A. O. EJIWUNMI J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Ruling): The unique question raised by this application is whether it is proper to allow the applicants to further amend their pleadings before the main appeal is heard in this court.
By a Motion on Notice dated 4th day of November, 1998 and filed in this Court on the 19th November, 1998, the applicants are asking for the following order or Orders:-
1. "Granting Leave to further amend the Amended Statement of Claim filed in this case in line with evidence already led and contained in the records of Appeal as underlined in Red herein.
2. Deeming the attached proposed further amended Statement of Claim attached to the supporting affidavit herein and marked as Exhibit 'P10' as duly filed and amended; the appropriate filing fees have been paid.
3. Directing the said pleadings to be part of the Records of appeal herein in place of the existing amended Statement of Claim at pages 42A-42G and for such further Order or Orders as this Honourable …
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