A. M. MUKHTAR, J.S.C.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The respondent as a plaintiff in the High Court of Kaduna State instituted an action on the undefended list for the following reliefs:-
"1. The Plaintiff claims against the Defendant is (sic) the sum of (₦70,000.00) only being the agreed purchase price of premises situate at No. AL 10 Kudanda Street/Kigo Road, Nassarawa Village, Kaduna property of the Plaintiff which the Plaintiff assigned to the Defendant, which sum the Defendant has neglected and refused to pay despite repeated demands.
2. Interest at the rate of 21% per annum from 15th January 1991 till the date of Judgment and 10% per annum from the date of Judgment until the claim is totally liquidated.
WHEREOF the Plaintiff claim the said seventy thousand Naira (₦70,000.00) from the Defendant and interest thereon at the rate of 21% from 15/1/91 and 10% until the debt is totally liquidated by the Defendant."
The defendant who is the appellant in this appeal filed a notice…