PAUL OBI ELECHI, J.C.A. (Delivering the
Leading Judgment): This is an appeal aganist the Ruling /Decision of the High Court of Cross River State Calabar in Suit No. HC/383/2006 delivered on the 16th April, 2OO7 .
The facts leading to this matter on appeal is that the Appellant , a Legal Practitioner with his office at No. 16 Target Rood, Calabar, Cross River State was engaged to offer legal services to the benefit of the Ibiae Oil Palm Estate by the management of the Estate owned by the Cross River State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to do the following to wit:
1. Conduct their defence in Suit No. HK/18/2003. ENGR. ONDA IZU ONDA, V. CHIET EKU' ENANG and 5 ORS;
2. Do a reaction by way of correspondence to the allegations of one Mr. Arikpo Ojah lvere's Solicitor's letter;
3. Conduct their defence in Suit No. HK/23/2004; MR. ARIKPO OJAH IVERE V. CHIEF EKUI ENANG and 7 ORS;
4. Perfect the documentation of the society at the Cooperative Society Department, Calabar