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CHIEF GODWIN UKAH & ORS v. CHIEF CHRISTOPHER A. ONYIA & ORS

(2016) JELR 37182 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/E/295/2008  •  21 Jan 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU JCA; MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA JCA; MISITURA OMODERE BOLAJI-YUSUFF JCA;

Judgement

HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Hon. Justice B. C. Nosike of the High Court of Enugu State delivered on 24/12/2007 wherein His Lordship gave judgment in favour of the 2nd Respondent against the Appellants for 5% of N 3.5m with interest at the rate of 3% per annum from 24/12/2007 till liquidation of the judgment debt. The facts that led to this appeal are as follows:

The Appellants were the 1st and 2nd Defendants at the trial Court. The 1st Respondent was the 3rd Defendant while the 2nd Respondent was the Plaintiff at the trial Court. The 2nd Respondent is a lawyer who also engages in buying and selling landed property for commission. The 1st Appellant is the Managing Director of the 2nd Appellant. In October 2000, one Mr Uchenna Anthony Onaga, a resident of the United States instructed the 2nd Respondent to search for a house for him to buy. The 2nd Respondent went in search of a house for sale and met theā€¦

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