A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out a suit filed by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) challenging the legality of some provisions of the recently amended Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling on Thursday, which The Nation sighted on Friday, held that CAN did not comply with the relevant law in filing the suit.
Justice Ekwo found the CAN wrongly instituted the suit in a name other than its legal name, thereby rendering the suit incompetent.
The plaintiff had filed the suit in the name of “The Incorporated Trustees of Christian Association of Nigeria,” as against the name: “The Registered Trustees of Christian Association of Nigeria,” as contained in its certificate of incorporation.
CAN had claimed, in an application for amendment, that the error in the name with which the suit was filed was occasioned by its lawyer, who did not sight its certificate of incorporation before filing the suit in court.
The judge noted that the misrepresentation in the name of the plaintiff was fundamental.