TIJANI & ORS
V.
FBN PLC

(2014) JELR 39709 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/457/2012 ·  2 Dec 2014 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
SIDI DAUDA BAGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria TIJJANI ABUBAKAR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
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SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This Appeal filed by the Appellants on the 12th day of March 2012 is against the administrative decision of the Chief Judge of Lagos State through a letter dated 7th March 2012.

The said Appellants had by a writ of summons filed on 10-12-2007 brought an action against the defendant (now Respondent) claiming the following reliefs:-

(a) N5000,000,000.00 (five Billion Naira) damages for libel committed against the Claimants by the defendant on account of the words written and published concerning the Claimants at paragraph 13 of the statement of defence dated 4th July 2007 and statement on oath of Yetunde Keshinro sworn on 24th September 2007 in suit No Id/241/2007.

(b) perpetual injunction restraining the Defendant by itself, it's servant or agent or otherwise further publishing the said or any similar libel of any concerning the Claimant.

A statement of claim was subsequently filed on 27-11-2007.

Subsequently an amend…

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