MOHAMMED BABA IDRIS, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By a Writ of Summons dated the 8th day of November, 2018 and filed on the same day, the Respondents as Plaintiffs in the Court below, claimed against the Appellants as Defendants jointly and severally the following reliefs:
1. N37,539,625.25 (Thirty Seven Million, Five Hundred and Thirty Nine Thousand, Six Hundred and Twenty Five Naira Twenty-Five Kobo) only being the contract sum owed by the Defendants to the Plaintiff for the three (3) motorized bore-holes duly executed by the Plaintiff.
2. 20% pre-judgment interest on the sum from 8/2/2012 when the plaintiffs became due for payment till judgment is delivered and 10% post judgment interest on the sum from the date of judgment till full payment of the judgment sum is liquidated.
3. A sum of N2,000,000.00 (Two Million Naira Only) being re-imbursement of the fees paid and expenses incurred by the Plaintiffs in respect of the suit.
It was the claim of the Respondents at the tri…