IGNATIUS IGWE AGUBE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By a Writ of Summons dated the 17th day of November, 2003 and filed on the 6th day of October, 2003, the Plaintiff (now Respondent) claimed from the Defendant (now Appellant) the following:-
"i. N800,000.00 being the cost of SR 20 Rural Telephone Facilities supplied and installed by the Plaintiff at Thomas
"ii- 10% interest per annum on the aforesaid sum of N800.00 from date of judgment till final liquidation of same"
The claim was predicated on the fact according to the plaintiff/Respondent, that:
"Sometime in July, 2000, the Defendant/Appellant contracted the Plaintiff for the supply and installation of SR 20 Rural Telephone facilities at Defendant's School - i.e. Thomas Adewumi College, Oko in Irepodun Local Government Area, Kwara State, at the cost of N800,000.00. The Plaintiff successfully and satisfactorily did the supply and installation where upon the defendant issued a Union Bank Oro Cheque for half the correct s…