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HOTEL & CATERING SERVICES LIMITED v. UNCLE T. FURNITURE COMPANY NIGERIA & ANOR

(2018) JELR 38527 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/MK/94/2012  •  1 Nov 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY JCA; ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI JCA; JOSEPH EYO EKANEM JCA;

Judgement

JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This Appeal is against the Judgment of the High Court of Justice Benue State sitting in Makurdi, Coram: Kakaan J.

The claim of the Respondents (as Plaintiffs) before that Court was for a declaration that the Plaintiffs were entitled to be paid the sum of ₦651,480.00k being money owed the Plaintiffs by the Defendant (now Appellant) as charges for services rendered, an order for payment of the said sum, plus 10 per cent interest on the Judgment debt from Judgment until the debt is liquidated. In the statement of claim, the Plaintiff pleaded that the Defendant awarded various contracts to the 1st Respondent who executed same through the 2nd Respondent. The Defendant filed a statement of defence which was subsequently amended, and also counterclaimed against the Plaintiffs. The Plaintiffs responded by filing a reply and a defence to the counterclaim.

In proof of their claim, the Plaintiffs adduced evidence through one witness, PW…

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