ADEKEYE, J.S.C. Delivering the judgment: In the writ of summons issued at the Federal High Court Lagos, Emeka Keazor as plaintiff, claimed against the defendant, Harka Air Services Nigeria Limited as follows:
1) The sum of $5,000,000.00 (Five Million United States Dollars) being compensation and damages arising from the lost luggage and personal effects and injuries sustained by the plaintiff on board the defendant’s aircraft which crash landed in Lagos on the 24th day of June, 1995.
2) Interest at the rate of 21% from the 24th day of June1995 until judgment and thereafter at the rate of 10%per annum until final payment.
In the twelve paragraph of his statement of claim filed on the1st of February 1996, the plaintiff pleaded his particulars of special damage.
Loss of checked in luggage $5,000
Loss of baggage carried $2,000
Filing fees $1,000
Expenses incurred up to filing action $30,000
The background facts of this case are that on the 24th of June1995, the plaintiff now respondent in …