A. OBIKOYA V WEMAN BANK LTD (1989) LPELR – 21761 (SC).

PRINCIPLE OF LAW- NATURE OF GROUNDS OF APPEAL IN AN APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL

This case was an offshoot of the leading case of Wema Bank & Bronik Motors v A.O Obikoya which dealt with the limits of the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court. The Supreme Court in this case opined that in an application for leave to appeal, the grounds of appeal to be exhibited are only to show good cause why the appeal should be heard. There is no mandatory provision or rule that requires the grounds to show good cause why the appeal should not be allowed.