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OIL & GAS EXPORT FREE ZONE AUTHORITY v. DR. T.C. OSANAKPO (SAN)

(2009) JELR 47455 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/366/2005  •  20 Jan 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
SULEIMAN GALADIMA JCA; M. LAWAL GARBA JCA; EJEMBI EKO JCA;

Judgement

EJEMBI EKO, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal filed by the Defendant/Appellant against the decision of the Rivers State High court (per Hon Justice S.O Iragunima) entered on 19th July 2005 in favour of the Plaintiff/Respondent in the sum of N21, 000,000.00 being legal fees owed the Plaintiff/Respondent by the Defendant/Appellant. The Plaintiff/Respondent, by the writ of summons on the undefended list taken out on 28th April 2005, claimed against the Defendant/Appellant for -

i. The sum of N18, 000,000 00 (Eighteen Million Naira) which represent unpaid legal Fees owed by the Defendant to the Plaintiff from instructions of the Defendant contained in the letter dated April 30th, 2003 in respect of the contract for infrastructure at the Defendant's heliport project at Onne.

ii. The sum of N13, 000,000,00 [Three Million Naira] being the balance of legal fees owed the Plaintiff from the Defendant's instruction contained in another letter dated April 3oth, 2003 to ac…

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