JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): This Appeal is against the Ruling of the High Court of Justice Borno State in Suit number BOHC/MG/CV/028/16 delivered on February 23 2018, Coram Mussa, J.
The facts leading to the Appeal are briefly as follows: The Respondent, as Claimant before the lower Court, claimed from the Defendant, now Appellant, as per paragraph 15 of his statement of claim as follows:
a. “An order directing the defendant to collect the half of the total value of cost price of the said four (4) stores with office i.e. the sum of ₦2,216,502.00 so that the claimant shall become the sole owner of the said four (4) stores with the office situate at bolori store. In the alternative an order directing the defendant to pay the sum of ₦4,430,040.00 to the claimant being money for the value of the said four (sic) with the office.
b. Cost of the suit.”
The Appellant denied the claim in his statement of defence. Pleadings having been duly exchanged and issues joine…