UZO I. NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Lagos State delivered on the 21st day of October 2013 by Hon. Justice L. B. Lawal-Akapo.
By a Writ of Summons together with a Statement of Claim dated 22nd October 2007 the Claimant now Respondent claimed against the Defendant now Appellant as follows:
a. The sum of N30 million (thirty million naira) being the amount due and payable to the Claimant in respect of the obligation to the Defendants arising from the deed of payment dated 8/8/2007, endorsed by the parties.
b. Interest at the rate of 21% per annum on the said sum of N30million (thirty million naira) from 31/8/2007 until the date of judgment, and interest at the rate of 15% per annum from the date of judgment until the judgment-debt is totally liquidated
It is the case of the Respondent that he was engaged by the Appellants to facilitate the award of the Orile Tanker Terminal Contract from the Lagos State G…