Compos Mentis Legal Practitioners in upholding their continuous reputation of delivering sterling legal services have consistently continued to break newer grounds. The firm has always committed itself to giving life to dormant letters of the law, in achieving client goals.
Recently, the Dispute Resolution Unit of the firm won a landmark case at the Federal High Court siting in Asaba, in SUIT NO; FHC/ASB/CS/32/2021- LUCKY OKPERI, ESQ. V. ECOBANK LIMITED & CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.
This victory is spectacular for the following reasons;
- The team tendered and the Court relied on printed phone screenshot of the Facebook page of the adverse party.
- The team tendered and the Court relied on printed phone screenshot of the Twitter page of the adverse party.
- The Team relied on a call log generated from MTN NG to prove its case.
All the above pieces of evidence are electronically generated, and as much as the Evidence Act had made provisions for their admissibility, this would be the first time they are tested in court.
Another very beautiful contribution this case has made to the Nigerian jurisprudence is that it has become an authority to the effect that banks have a right to end the relationship of banker-customer, with reasonable notice given to the customer; what constitutes reasonable notice being a question of fact, dependent on the kind of use the customer’s account is put to. The Team had to rely majorly on foreign decisions to move the mind of the court in creating this precedent.