Union Bank of Nig. Plc v. Chimaeze

The respondent is a trader and customer of the appellant. He drew a cheque in favour of Lever Brothers Nig. Plc, but the appellant dishonoured the cheque. The respondent alleged that he had sufficient credit in his account to facilitate the payment and as such, there was no basis for the appellant’s actions.Further, he alleged that being a trader and a major distributor with Lever Brothers Nig. Plc, he suffered loss of income and damage to his reputation and creditworthiness. Consequently, he commenced an action against the appellant at the Edo State High Court claiming the sum of N30,000,000 (Thirty Million Naira) as special and general damages. The appellant in its defence claimed that the respondent did not have sufficient funds in his account. It also alleged fraud on the respondent’s part.

2014 6 CLRN 82
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