P.O. ADEREMI, J.S.C (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appeal in this matter is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal (Jos Division) in appeal No. CA/J/78/98 delivered on the 10th of April, 2000. The appellant, as plaintiff before the High Court of Justice sitting at Yola, Gongola State; per paragraph 15 of its amended statement of claim dated 4th November 1996, claimed against the respondent, who was the defendant before that court the following reliefs: -
"(1) A declaration that the plaintiff is not indebted to the defendant in the sum of N773,386.45 or any sum at all.
(2) A declaration that the actual positions of the Plaintiff's accounts are as follows:-
(a) Account No. 1025 at 31/12/86 was N897,137.27k credit and not N352,066.64k as per statement of account given to the plaintiff.
(b) Account No. 1722 as at 4/2/86 was N1,095,732.20k credit and not N2,609.32k debt as per the statement of account given to the plaintiff.
(3) A declaration that the defendant is not entit…