ABUBAKAR DATTI YAHAYA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal arose from the Judgment of the FCT High Court delivered by Hon. Justice J. Okeke on the 1st December, 2009.
The respondent as plaintiff, filed an action on the Undefended List, claiming against the appellants as defendants, the following -
a. N1,200,000 (One Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira) only, being unpaid rent/for the use and occupation of Plot 1744 (NO.10) Udo Udoma Crescent, Asokoro Abuja, from 1st February, 2008 31st January, 2009.
b. N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) only, being one month unpaid rent/use and occupation of Plot 1744 (NO.10) Udo Udoma Crescent Asokoro, Abuja for the month of February, 2009.
c. 10% interest on the Judgment sum from date of judgment, till the sum is liquidated.
On being served, the appellants filed a Notice of Intention to defend with an affidavit containing three annexures. The matter went to trial and the Court gave judgment for the plaintiff' as per its claims. Henc…