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PATIGI LOCAL GOVERNMENT V. I. K. ELESHIN-NLA, ESQ & ANOR.

(2007) JELR 33383 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/IL/64/2006  •  19 Feb 2007  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JCA; TIJJANI ABDULLAHI JCA; HELEN MORONKEJI OGUWUMIJU JCA;

Judgement

MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgement of the High court of Justice, ilorin, delivered on 28th day of July, 2006, coram Folayan J, in which the sum of Two million, three hundred thousand Naira was awarded in favour of the plaintiffs as professional charges for legal services rendered by them on behalf of the defendant.

The respondent herein were the plaintiffs before the trial court. The appellant Patigi Local Government, was then the defendant. The plaintiffs' sued the defendant for a claim of:-

(a) A sum of One Million Five hundred and Eight Thousand Naira (N1,580.000.00) being annual

retainership fee from year, 2000 - 2006 at the rate of N250,000.00 per annum. The respondents

conceded that the Appellant has actually paid a sum of N170,000 as part payment for the year 2000 and

(b) A sum of One Million Naira, being professional fee for defending the defendant/appellant in two snits'

namely,

(1) Alhaji Sule Tahir and Another…

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