JUDGMENT AND ORDER – ERROR/MISTAKE IN JUDGMENT – Whether every error/mistake/slip in a judgment will result in a judgment being set aside


“As rightly submitted by learned counsel for the respondent, it is not every error or slip made by a Court that will result in the reversal of the decision. In addition to Onifade Ys Olayiwola (Supra), see also: Ikumonihan vs The State (2018) LPELR- 44362 (SC) @ 28-29 E-A: Abdulmumini vs FRN (2017) 12 SC (Pt. 1) 37: Owhonda Vs Ekpechi (2003) SCNJ 1: Kraus Thompson Organization Ltd. Vs. University of Calabar (2004) 4 SC. (Pt 1) 65: (2004) LPELR-1715 (SC) @ 18-19 E-A. On the above authorities, the error must be fundamental and must have a crucial effect on the decision, thus occasioning a miscarriage of justice.” Per KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, JSC in REG. TRUSTEES OF APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF CHRIST v. REG. TRUSTEES OF GRACE CHURCH OF CHRIST (2021-LCER-40497-SC) (Pp 37 – 37; Paras A – D)

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