JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Justice of Gombe State in Suit No. GM/95/2017, delivered on June 28th, 2018 by Abubakar Jauro, J.
The facts leading to the appeal are concisely as follows: The Respondent as Plaintiff following the leave granted by the lower Court, filed a writ of summons which was placed on the Undefended List for trial wherein he sought the following reliefs against the Appellants as Defendants:
a. “The refund of the sum of One Million, Four Hundred and Seventeen Thousand, Six Hundred and Fifty Naira (N1,417,650.00) only being the remaining balance for the purchase price of plumbing/building materials for the construction works at Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe had by the Plaintiff and paid to the Defendants for the above property.
b. The money I had paid my lawyer and his professional fees to institute this suit and the previous letters he wrote to the tune of Three Hundred Thousa…