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UNITY BANK PLC v. KAYODE OLANTUNJI ESQ

(2014) JELR 39712 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/300/2012  •  18 Sep 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI JCA; ABDU ABOKI JCA; HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU JCA;

Judgement

HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Kano State High Court in Suit No K/537/2010 delivered by Honorable Justice Wada Abubakar Rano on the 14th of June, 2012. The action before the lower Court was commenced by the Respondent, as plaintiff, against the Appellant, as defendant, and the claims were for:

i. A declaration that the debriefing of the Plaintiff and termination of his contract for legal services in the recovery of the indebtedness of Alhaji Sabiu Bako and Sabiplast Nig. Ltd, the Defendant's Kano City customers, in the circumstances of this case is wrongful, illegal and constitutes a breach of contract with the Plaintiff.

ii. A declaration that the Plaintiff is entitled to compensatory damages of 10% recovery fees of the total indebtedness of the Defendant's customers in the judgment obtained by the Plaintiff in Suit No K/389/03 in the sum of N12 Million.

iii. An order for the immediate payment to…

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