JOSEPH OLUBUNMI KAYODE OYEWOLE, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Cross River State sitting at Obudu Judicial Division delivered on the 23rd January, 2013 by ABUA J.
The Appellant, a legal practitioner had taken out a writ of summons against the Respondents to recover the balance of his professional fees for services said to have been rendered by him to the Respondents in the impeachment exercise of the former chairman of the 1st Respondent. In specific terms the reliefs sought by the Appellant are as follows:
i. A declaration that claimant acted professionally for the Defendants during and after the impeachment process against the erstwhile chairman of Obanliku Local Government Area Hon. (Dr) Godwin Amanke and therefore entitled to his professional fees.
ii. An order directing Defendants to pay to the claimant, the sum of N3,920,000.00 (Three Million, Nine Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira) only, being his outstanding ba…