In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, September, 2020

Oxford College Loses Bid To Cease Nigerian Lawyer’s N10m Lawsuit Over ‘Flawed Definition’

Oxford University Loses Bid To Stop Nigerian Lawyer's N10m Lawsuit Over 'Wrong Definition'

The Courtroom has dismissed the preliminary objection filed by the College of Oxford, England to problem a N10m lawsuit filed towards it by a Nigerian lawyer, Ogedi Ogu.


Oxford College Loses Bid To Cease Nigerian Lawyer’s N10m Lawsuit Over ‘Flawed Definition’

Oxford College’s software to cease a N10 million lawsuit filed towards it by a Nigerian lawyer recognized as Ogedi Ogu, has been struck out by Lagos state excessive courtroom in Igbosere.

Ogu had filed the lawsuit towards the UK college over the incorrect definition of the phrases “mortgagee” and “mortgagor”, which he relied as much as provide authorized recommendation to knowledgeable colleague.

The lawyer who maintained that the dictionary’s definitions of “mortgagee’’ because the borrower in a mortgage transaction; and “mortgagor’’ because the lender have been incorrect, mentioned his skilled colleague identified that the phrases have been wrongly outlined.

Ogu averred that this brought about him an enormous embarassment as all his skilled colleagues stopped looking for authorized recommendation from him, therefore his declare to N10 million in damages.

Nonetheless the defence counsel, Mrs Funke Adekoya (SAN) requested the courtroom to strike out the lawsuit as “incompetent” as a result of the lawyer didn’t adjust to Part 97 of the Sheriff and Civil Course of Act in issuing and serving his writ of summons.

Justice I.O. Harrison who upheld the SAN’s submission that Oxford College Press was not a juristic entity and struck out its identify from the swimsuit, additionally identified that the the writ was validly issued and repair was lawful and common.

The Decide Mentioned;

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“The courtroom finds that not being a juristic particular person, the 2nd defendant can’t be sued and since they’re a division of the first defendant, no matter impacts the first defendant will naturally have an effect on and bind on their departments.

“The discover of preliminary objection succeeds partially.”

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