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IKEDURU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA v. BARR. KENNETH C. UZOECHI

(2013) JELR 35305 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/575/2008  •  11 Dec 2013  •  Nigeria

Coram
UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI JCA; JOHN INYANG OKORO JCA; PHILOMENA MBUA EKPE JCA;

Judgement

PHILOMENA MBUA EKPE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the Judgment of High Court of Imo State, sitting at Iho, whereby the Defendant/Appellant was ordered to pay to the Respondent/Plaintiff the sum of N3, 892,444.30 as claimed, including interest at the rate of 10% per annum from October, 2007 till the 23rd day of October 2008.

The facts briefly stated here are that by a writ of summons dated the 25th day of July 2008 and filed on the 28th day of July 2008, the Respondent as plaintiff in the lower court brought an action against the Appellant as defendant in the court below claiming as follows:

"1. The sum of N3, 892,444.30 (Three Million, Eight Hundred and Ninety Two Thousand, Four Hundred and Forty Four Naira, Thirty Kobo, only), being debt resulting from unpaid salary and allowances for September, 2007 due to the plaintiff from the defendant made up as follows:

(a) Salary N292,444.30

(b) Imprest N450,000.00

(c) Entertainment N500,000.00

(d) Utility N…

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