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COMPAGNIE GENERALE DE GEOPHYSIQUE (NIG) LIMITED v. JOHN ARIEMUGHARE

(2016) JELR 42283 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/B/64/2008  •  11 Jul 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA JCA; HAMMA AKAWU BARKA JCA; MUDASHIRU NASIRU ONIYANGI JCA;

Judgement

JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment):This appeal emanated from the Judgment of the High Court of Justice, Effurun Judicial Division of Delta State of Nigeria in Suit No. EHC/104/99 JOHN ARIEMUGHARE V. COMPAGNE GENERALE DE GEOPHYSIQUE NIGERIA LIMITED delivered on 1st day of August 2007 wherein Judgment was given in favour of the Respondent and against the Appellant.

Briefly, the facts of the case are that by the Writ of Summons and by paragraph 18 of the 4th Amended Statement of Claim, the Respondent claimed as follows: -

Whereof the Plaintiff claims against the Defendant as follows:

(a) SPECIAL DAMAGES

Cost of Medical Treatment

(i) On 17th July 1996 N 22,500.00

(ii) On 23rd July 1996 N 16,500.00

(iii) On 28th July 1996 N 85,000.00

(iv) On 6th September 1996 N 102,800.00

(v) On 21st October 1996 N 6,200.00

N 233,000.00

Monies extorted from the Plaintiff by the Defendant and its agents

i. On 15th July 1996 at Port Harcourt

feeding expenses at a restaurant N 5,250.00

ii. On 15t…

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