ADZIRA GANA MSHELIA. JCA (Delivered the Leading Judgment) The plaintiffs (now Respondents) commenced an action at the High Court, Lagos State and by their writ of summons and statement of claim, dated 31st day of October, 2002, sought for the following reliefs against the defendant (now appellant). The reliefs are:-
"12 a. The sum of N554, 736,000.00 (Five Hundred and fifty four million seven Hundred and Thirty six Thousand Naira only) being the commission due to the plaintiffs from the equipment worth N3,467,100.000.00 (Three Billion, Four Hundred and Sixty seven million, One Hundred Thousand Naira only) sold to the Nigerian Television Authority sometimes in the year 2000.
Interest at the rate of 21% per annum from the year 2000 until judgment is delivered and 6% thereafter until the sum is fully liquidated."
The plaintiffs/Respondents filed a motion Ex parte to serve the writ of summons and statement of claim on the Defendant/Appellant in the United kingdom outside the jurisdiction …