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BARRISTER OYESOLA OYEWO v. ALHAJI MOSHOOD SHEKONI & ORS

(2016) JELR 41570 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/168/2015  •  5 May 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
UZO IFEYINWA NDUKWE-ANYANWU JCA; JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA; CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JCA;

Judgement

CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant was solicitor to the Respondents in Suit No. ID/49/84 which he took over in the year 2009 after his father died.

Appellant'?s father had before then been the counsel representing the Respondents in the matter which was about ownership of a large parcel of land (102 Acres). After taking over the matter, the Appellant entered into a retainership agreement dated 19th January, 2012 with the Respondents to the effect that upon successful prosecution of the matter and judgment being eventually delivered in their favour, they will assign one acre out of the 102 acres of land to the Appellant. Judgment was entered against the Respondents by the trial Court but the Appellant prosecuted an appeal against the decision of the trial court successfully at the Court of Appeal which entered judgment in their favour on 20th March, 2014.

However, the losing party at the Court of Appeal further appealed to the Supreme Court a…

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