ABDU ABOKI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja delivered on the 4th day of July, 2003 by T.U. Bello J. entering judgment in favour of the Plaintiff under the Undefended list against the Defendant.
The Defendant being dissatisfied with the judgment appealed to this Court vide an amended Notice of Appeal dated 14th August, 2004 and filed 29th March, 2005 pursuant to leave of this Court granted on 22nd March, 2005.
The facts of the case in a nutshell is that the Plaintiff claimed that the Defendant demanded the sum of N1Million as a consideration to facilitate the revalidation of a job allocation to his Company by the NNPC. The Plaintiff claimed that the Defendant gave him his complimentary card on the back of which the Diamond Bank account number was written, into which the said sum of N1 Million was to be paid.
When the Plaintiff lost the job allocation to his company, he demanded fo…