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CHIEF CLEMENT O.C. OKAFOR v. ANTHONY ABUMOFUANI

(2016) JELR 37016 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.113/2005  •  22 Apr 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC; AMIRU SANUSI JSC;

Judgement

AMIRU SANUSI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division (the lower Court) delivered on 31st day of May, 2015 which affirmed the decision of the High Court of Enugu State (Coram Ahanonu J) ("the trial Court") delivered on 21st November 2002. The Respondent, herein, as the plaintiff at the trial Court, instituted the suit before the trial Court claiming the under mentioned reliefs against the present appellant who was the defendant thereat. The reliefs claimed by the plaintiff/respondent against defendant now appellant are as follows:-

"1. N125,000.00k being agency commission due to the plaintiff as remuneration for procuring a buyer of the defendant's landed property.

2. Interest on the aforesaid amount at the rate of 21% per annum until the date of the judgment and 5% per annum on the judgment debt.

3. N100,000.00k and N200,000.00k as special and general damages respectively for the humiliation suffered by the pla…

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