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ABEL OGUNTUWASE v. HON. TOPE JEGEDE

(2015) JELR 47112 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/EK/37/2014  •  30 Jun 2015  •  Nigeria

Coram
ADZIRA GANA MSHELIA JCA; FATIMA OMORO AKINBAMI JCA; BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO JCA;

Judgement

FATIMA OMORO AKINBAMI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Ekiti State High Court, Ise-Ekiti Division, delivered by Hon. Justice L.O. Ogundana on the 20th of January, 2014, in favour of the Respondent then the Claimant. The Defendant, now Appellant, being dissatisfied with the judgment of the High Court, Ise-Ekiti appealed against the said judgment to this Court.

The Claimant/Respondent approached the Lower Court, filed his Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim, on the 21st day of May, 2013. He sought the reliefs as contained in page 6 of the record of proceedings as follows:-

(a) The Claimant claims the sum of Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (₦750,000.00) being the remaining balance of the money which the Defendant owes the Claimant, after the Claimant has furnished a consideration of the forest reserve located at Ise-Ekiti for a total sum of One Million Naira (₦1,000,000.00) which the Defendant refused/neglected to pay the rema…

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