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LEGAL PROCESSES – STATUS OF A LEGAL PROCESS WITHOUT THE LEGAL PRACTITIONER’S STAMP OR SEAL

 

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“In this appeal this court says that legal processes without stamp or seal are voidable. That is to say such documents are deemed not to have been properly signed and not that they are invalid. Such documents are redeemed and made valid by a simple directive by the judge or the relevant authority at the time of filing the voidable document for erring counsel to affix stamp and seal as provided for in Rule 10 of the Legal Practitioners Act.” 
 
PER O. RHODES-VIVOUR, J.S.C in General Bello Sarkin Yaki (Rtd) & Anor V. Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu & 2 Ors  [November, 2015]  LER[2015]SC:722/2015  https://legalpediaonline.com/general-bello-sarkin-yaki-rtd-anor-v-senator-abubakar-atiku-bagudu-2-ors/

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