LEGAL SENSE (Hint 10)
by ANSLAM C. AGIM, ESQ
LEGAL STATUS OF UNSIGNED DOCUMENT
An unsigned document in law is a worthless, valueless, ineffective, insignificant and cannot be accorded any recognition or consideration by the court. See, the case of Oyama v. Agibe (2016) All FWLR (Pt. 840) page 1274 @ page 1286, paras. E – F.
It cannot be acted upon, the content of unsigned document is not binding on the parties thereto because signature is used to authenticate a document.
A person is bound by the content of any document signed by him/her, except if the person is illiterate, under-age or lacks legal capacity to contract. See, the case of Chief Okoya & 2 Ors v. Santili & 2 Ors (1994) 4 SCNJ.