CELTEL v. ECONET- 2014 LPELR – 22430 (CA).
PRINCIPLE OF LAW- DUTY OF A COURT IN RELATION TO AN APPLICATION TO SET ASIDE AN ARBITRAL AWARD
The approach by a court called upon to set aside an arbitral award and indeed an Appellate Court sitting on appeal over the decision of the court called upon to set aside an arbitral award is not the same as when both courts are handling cases from regular courts. The Court held that arbitral proceedings are not to be subjected to scrutiny with the finesse of a toothcomb. What a court called upon to set aside an arbitral award and an appellate court called upon to adjudicate on the decision of the setting aside court has to decide, is whether the arbitral award was good or right on the face of it, not whether the reasons given by the arbitral tribunal for the award were right or sound, unless the reasons form part of the award.