LEGAL SENSE (Hint 13)
by ANSLAM C. AGIM, ESQ
SALE OF GOODS TRANSACTION
In a sale of goods transaction, a buyer of goods will not be deemed to have accepted the goods delivered to him unless he intimates the seller that he has accepted them or where, after the goods have been delivered to him, he does something which is inconsistent with the ownership of the goods, or when after lapse of a reasonable time, he retains the goods without intimating the seller that he has rejected them.
It is also a term in sale of goods transactions that where goods are delivered to a buyer and he refuses to accept them, having a right to do so, he is not bound to return them to the seller and it is sufficient if he intimates to the seller that he refuses to accept them. Also, in a sale of good transaction, where goods are sold and upon delivery they are discovered to be defective, the buyer is automatically entitled to repudiate the contract and demand a refund. See, the case of Cyprian v. Uzo (2016) ALL FWLR (pt. 849) p. 859 @ page 897, paras. A – E.