HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Kano State High Court in Suit No. K/270/2010 delivered by Honorable Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu on the 30th of July 2012. The action before the lower Court was commenced by the Respondent, as plaintiff, against the Appellant, as defendant, and his claims were for:
i. The sum of N5 Million as special damages for neglecting and abandoning the Plaintiff at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during and after the Holy Pilgrimage of January, 2008.
ii. The sum of N5 Million as general damages for the incarceration, beatings, humiliation and abandonment suffered by the Plaintiff during his detention and imprisonment at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during and after the Holy Pilgrimage of January, 2008 due the Defendant's neglect and abandonment of the Plaintiff throughout the period.
iii. The sum of N2 Million as punitive damages for the flagrant act of the Defendant in neglecting and abandoning the Plain…