Cases

Assault on Olakunle Karimu: Court Rules Young Lawyer’s Presence in Office to Demand Arrears ‘Unauthorised’, Holds Former Principal ‘not Liable for Police Actions’ |Full Judgment in Karimu v. Olawore

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The High Court of Lagos has ruled that a young lawyer who was brutalised by the Police [called in by his former principal] cannot hold his ex boss liable for the assault meted on him. Recall that on June 29, 2018, a video recording went viral, depicting Olakunle Karimu Esq being assaulted by men of the […]

Analysis

CASE REVIEW: Whether the Decision in IBRAHIM v. ADETUTU (2019) has Dislodged the Principle in BENJAMIN v. KAILO (2017) on Admissibility of Unregistered Registrable Land Instruments in Nigeria

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Major Discussants: * ✅ FESTUS O. AGBO ESQ ✅ SYLVESTER UDEMEZUE (udems) Cases in Focus: Abdullahi v Adetutu (2019) LPELR-47384 (SC); and Benjamin v Kailo (2018) 15 NWLR (PT. 1641) 38)(SC). FESTUS AGBO: Good morning, learned colleagues. May we be guided on the position of law on admissibility and effect of unregistered registrable land instrument. […]

Cases

In ABDULLAHI v. ADETUTU, Supreme Court Departs from BENJAMIN v. KAILO on Admissibility of Unregistered Registrable Instruments

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A Legal Practitioner, Sylvester Udemezue, has drawn the attention of the TheLoyal Nigerian Lawyer to an April 12, 2019 judgement of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in ABDULLAHI V. ADETUTU(2019), which appears to have departed from the earlier judgement of the same court in BENJAMIN V. KAILO (2017) on Admissibility of Unregistered Registrable Land Instruments. […]

Cases

‘Dismissal must be Justifiable’– Justice Ogbuanya, differentiates Concept from Termination

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Lagos– The National Industrial Court, NIC, has held that an employer is not at liberty to dismiss an employee without justifiable reason and due process must be observed. Justice Nelson Ogbuanya held that the standard remains the same, whether in statutory employment or master/servant employment governed by common law. His Lordship made the pronouncement while […]

Cases

Elements that must be Present for the Defence of Accident to Succeed

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In AMAO vs. THE STATE(2018)LPELR-441­67(CA), the Court of Appeal held thus: “The Appellant put up an unconvincing defence of accident, provocation and self defence. The Appellant never gave details of these defences to avail him of the guilt. Accident, in law, is defined as an event that just happened unexpectedly without planning or anticipation usually […]