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ANTHONY OGUEJIOFOR v. SIEMENS LIMITED

(2007) JELR 38140 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/204/2004  •  15 Jan 2007  •  Nigeria

Coram
BABA ALKALI BA'ABA JCA; ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIR JEGA JCA; OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JCA;

Judgement

BABA ALKALI BA'ABA, J.C.A (Delivered the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Kaduna State High Court holden at the Kaduna State Judicial Division in suit No. KDH/KADJ/466/2003, delivered on the 19th day of March, 2004. The appellant herein as the plaintiff commenced an action against the defendant now the respondent by a writ of summons dated 16/7/2003, wherein he claimed the following reliefs as per paragraph 7 of his statement of claim:-

"(7) The sum of N138,937.50 being the entitlement as follows:

(a) Gratully

(b) Transport

(c) Housing Allowance

Special damages:

(a) Filing fees N65:1.00k

(b) Professional fees- N70,000.00

General damages N200,000.00

Total = N409,588.50k"

Pleadings were ordered, flied and exchanged by parties.

At the hearing only the appellant as plaintiff testified at pages 32 - 33 of the printed record. The respondent did not cross-examine the appellant who testified as PW.1 because the learned trial judge closed the case for defence …

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