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NTUFAM EDOM N. TAWO v. ENGR. BASSEY INYANG

(2017) JELR 37793 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/207/2015  •  30 Mar 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME JCA; STEPHEN JONAH ADAH JCA;

Judgement

CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant was the Defendant at the trial Court in a suit filed by the Respondent herein as claimant. Judgment was entered against the Appellant in favour of the Respondent by E. Ibok J, of the Calabar Division of the Cross River State High Court in suit No. HC/404/2010 delivered on the 18th of December, 2014.

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

The Respondent (as claimant) by writ of summons filed this suit on the 26/10/10 against the Appellant. In his statement of claim also filed on 26/10/10, he sought the following reliefs:

"1. The sum of N1,647,138.59 (One Million, Six Hundred and Forty-seven Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty Eight Naira, Fifty-nine kobo) being the total sum owed the claimant for the work done.

2. 20% interest annually from December, 2007 till final judgment.

3. The sum of N700,000.00 (Seven Hundred Thousand Naira) being cost of legal fees for the suit.

4. The sum of N300,000.00 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira as gener…

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