The 1st respondent obtained a default judgment in the sum of $400,000.00 (Four Hundred Thousand Dollars) at the Federal High Court against the appellant and commenced garnishee proceedings to enforce the judgment. The 1st respondent obtained a garnishee order nisi. The appellant filed a preliminary objection challenging the competence of the Federal High Court to entertain the garnishee proceedings.
The appellant’s preliminary objection was dismissed and the garnishee order nisi was made absolute.
The appellant was dissatisfied with the ruling of the court and appealed to the Court of Appeal.