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ECWA Productions Ltd. v. Akandu & Anor

Federal High Court

Judgement delivered on July 31,1986
Citation: 29 NIPJD [FHC. 1986] PH/1985
Suit No. FHC/PH/1985      Jurisdiction: Nigeria


 Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Ltd./Gte v. Adeokin Records

Excerpt from citation:

“Where a statute confers on a Plaintiff the right to sue, a Court of law has not the jurisdiction to deny him of the standing to sue. A statutory right of Plaintiff to sue abrogates a common law principle to the contrary, that is, not to sue. See NNAMANI v. NNAJI (1999)7 NWLR (Pt. 610) 313 at 330; ECWA PRODUCTIONS v. AKANDU & ANOR (unreported) Suit No. FHC/PH/1985 delivered on 31/7/86 DAGAZAU v. BORKI INT’L LTD (1999)7 NWLR (Pt. 610)293.”