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SDV NIGERIA LIMITED v. PHILIP KAYODE OLUSEGUN OJO & ANOR

(2016) JELR 37006 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/444/2014  •  22 Apr 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JCA; YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR JCA; JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA;

Judgement

YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of Hon. Justice Olayinka Gbajabiamila of the Lagos State High Court sitting at Ikorodu delivered on the 24th December, 2013 wherein the trial Court awarded to the 1st Respondent the sum of $1,250,000.00 (One Million Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollar) or its naira equivalent as agency/commission fee and cost of ₦100,000.00. Dissatisfied with the said judgment the Appellant who was the defendant at the trial Court filed a Notice of Appeal on the 25th February, 2014 setting out Seven (7) Grounds of Appeal.

The brief facts are that the 1st Respondent is a registered estate Agent who claimed that he introduced a property up for sale to one Adebola Adejobi who subsequently brought the property to the attention of the Managing Director of the Appellant. The Appellant subsequently purchased the property thus the 1st Respondent's claim for commission or agency fees. The claim was contested a…

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