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OLIVER O. AMUZIE ESQ V. ARCH. CHRIS O. ASONYE

(2010) JELR 33726 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/OW/12/2009  •  14 Dec 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
ABUBAKAR JEGA ABDUL-KADIR JCA; HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU JCA; MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA;

Judgement

HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Abia State presided over by His Lordship. Hon. Justice A. U. Kalu delivered on 14/12/06 wherein the claim of the Plaintiff was dismissed. The Plaintiff therein is the Appellant herein and the Defendant is the Respondent herein.

The facts that led to this appeal are as follows:

By a letter dated 28th September, 2005, admitted as Exh. G, the Appellant, a legal practitioner, wrote to the Respondent demanding a total sum of N380,000.00, which he claimed was unpaid professional fees owed to him by the respondent for legal services he rendered to the respondent. Respondent replied to this letter by his own letter dated 12th Nov, 2005, Exh. A and H, wherein he berated Appellant for inter alia denying the payments the Respondent did in fact make and deceiving him into believing that Appellant was conducting respondent's matter for and on behalf of the law firm of A…

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