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ANTHONY IDEHEN OGIDA v. JACKSON OSAZE OLIHA

(1986) JELR 42679 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.245/1984  •  21 Feb 1986  •  Nigeria

Coram
BOONYAMIN OLADIRAN KAZEEM JSC; ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI JSC; CHUKWUDIFU AKUNNE OPUTA JSC; SAIDU KAWU JSC; KAYODE ESO JSC;

Judgement

KAWU, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgement): At the conclusion of hearing on the 27th day of November, 1985 I dismissed this appeal and reserved my reasons for the judgment till today. I now give my reasons.

The respondent in this appeal, a legal practitioner, was the plaintiff in an action he institued against the appellant in the Bendel State High Court sitting at Benin City. His Claim as per the writ of summons, reads as follows:

"On or about 17th November, 1969 at Benin City within the Benin Judicial Division the Defendant entered into an Agreement (duly re-affirmed on 24th May 1971) with the plaintiff for the said plaintiff in his capacity as a Solicitor to enter into negotiaion with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (Lands Division) Lagos with a view to getting compensation paid for that parcel of land acquired for the Mobile Police buildings at Evbogida Quarters Benin City. On the strength of the said Agreement and a Deed/Power of Attorney executed in respect of t…

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