HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Kano State in Suit No K/327/11 delivered by Honorable Justice Abdullahi Mahmoud Bayero on the 23rd of October, 2012. The Respondent, as plaintiff, commenced the action in the lower Court against the Appellant, as defendant and his claims were for:
i. 10% full professional fee of the judgment sum of N8,758,750.00k which amounts to N875,875.00k
ii. The sum of N5 Million being general damages for the series of inconveniences, negotiations, expenses incurred by the plaintiff and occasioned by the defendant in pursuance of this claim and for breach of contract.
iii. Interest on the sums aforementioned at Court rate interest of 10% from the date of judgment till the judgment sum is fully liquidated.
iv. The sum of N500,000.00 being plaintiff's Solicitors professional fee for prosecuting this action.
v. Cost of filing this action.
The Respondent filed a statement of cl…