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PRINCIPLE OF INTERPRETATION- UNAMBIGUOUS WORDS SHOULD BE GIVEN THEIR ORDINARY MEANING

 

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"It is an established cardinal principle of interpretation that the words of the statute which are unambiguous, must be given their ordinary grammatical meaning. It is, therefore, no function of the court to import words into the statute which do violence to the intent and meaning of the statutory provision. See Egbe v. Alhaji & ORS (1990) 21 NSCC (pt. l) 306 at 325; (1990) 1 NWLR (pt.128) 546 at 581". PER

 

E.EKO,J.S.C IN THE CASE OF

SUNDAY GABRIEL EHINDERO V FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA & ANOR; LER(2018): SC. 137/2014

 


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