UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Respondent herein was the Claimant before the High Court of Oyo State in an action which she instituted against the Appellant herein in SUIT NO. HOG/9/2009. The Respondent claimed the following reliefs in the said action
“1. AN ORDER of the Honourable Court declaring the Plaintiff as duly admitted to study medicine in the Defendant University.
2. AN ORDER of the Honourable Court mandating the Defendant to accord the Plaintiff all rights and privileges accruable to a medical student of the Defendant.
3. AN ORDER of the Honourable Court directing the Defendant to pay the sum of ₦50,000,000.00 (Fifty Million Naira) to the Plaintiff as general damages.”
Pleadings were filed and exchanged in the said action and the matter went to trial. The Respondent testified and closed her case. Afterwards, the Appellant, rather than enter upon its defence, elected to pursue an out-of-Court settlement of the action. The parties reached …