FREDERICK OZIAKPONO OHO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Before the High Court of Justice, Sokoto, Sokoto State sitting at Sokoto, ABDULKADIR YAHAYA brought an action against NASIRU IBRAHIM claiming as per Paragraph 26 of his Statement of Claim, the following Reliefs:
"WHEREOF, the Plaintiff claims against the Defendant the sum of N5,307,500.00 only being special damages arising from the sale of 172 (sic) dealer of women wrappers to the Defendant plus the cost of the action.
SPECIAL DAMAGES 172 dealer of wax
Cost - N16,340,000.00
Paid - N11,032,000.00
It may be proper from the outset to place the facts of this case in clear perspectives before dealing with the issues raised here on Appeal. The Respondent, at all material times to this Appeal was a Trader/Businessman dealing in all kinds of women wrappers with shops located at No.4, Gidan Dankure, Old Market Area within Sokoto Judicial Division. The Appellant as Defendant before the lower Court was equally a…