SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
SYLVESTER UMARU ONU 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
court of appeal
learned trial judge
amended statement of claim
high court of lagos state
admiralty jurisdiction act no.
carriage of goods
concurrent findings of facts
lagos state high court
laws of the federal republic of nigeria
learned justices of the court of appeal
various periods of charter
a. o. ejiwunmi
briefs of argument
case of the plaintiff
consideration of the award
determination of the appeal
end of the trial
facts of this case
judgment of the lagos state high court
judgment of the trial court
plaintiff joins issue
result of the court of appeal
rules of this court
support of their respective cases
A. O. EJIWUNMI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This action was commenced in the High Court of Lagos State by the plaintiff against the defendant with a writ of summons. By its amended statement of claim, the plaintiff's claims are as follows:-
"(i) The sum of $66,780.00 being the amount due and payable to the plaintiff on invoice no. 5485D referred to in paragraph 4 of this statement of claim being money due and payable to the plaintiff on the chartering of its vehicle M. V. Coastal Carrier to the defendant during the month of May, 1995.
(ia) Interest thereon at the agreed rate of 100% per month from the 27th of June, 1995 till judgment and thereafter at the rate of 21% per annum till the said sum is finally liquidated.
(ii) The sum of $6.913.20 being the amount due and payable to the plaintiff on invoice no. 5484D referred to in paragraph 4 of this statement of claim being money due and payable to the plaintiff on the chartering of its vessel M. V. Brasil IV to the defen…
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