(2011) JELR 46047 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/E/82/2006 ·  11 Jul 2011 ·  Nigeria
AMINA ADAMU AUGIE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABDU ABOKI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria CHUKWUDUMEBI SAMUEL OSEJI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
jalgo ltd. v. owoniboys tech
sum of n12.5
acceptance of the 1st appellant bank
written document
following issues
following orders
said manager
government house enugu
exhibit d
citizens international bank
different things
respect of the said letters
economic affairs unit
enugu state government
legal practitioner
2nd appellant
mr. nduka ikeyi
lower court
professional fees
consultancy fees
legal advice
valid contract
1st defendant
economic consultant
government of enugu state
quantum meruit
1st appellant
mr. ikenna ezechukwu
specific amount
legal practitioners act
legal services
state government
statement of claim
binding contract
high court
law of evidence
leading judgment
letters of demand exhibits d
manager of the 1st appellant
odukwe v. ogumbiyi
original 2nd defendant
own part of the transaction
request of the 2nd appellant
said enugu international market
said proposed market
secured bank

AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Respondent is a legal practitioner, and this appeal has to do with the action he filed at the High Court, Enugu, wherein he claimed the sum of N12.5 Million Naira representing his professional fees and consultancy fees for securing the financing of a proposed Enugu International Market Project for the 1st Appellant. Pleadings were filed, and later amended.

In his Amended Statement of Claim, the Respondent averred that he was approached by Mr. Nduka Ikeyi, a Consultant in the Economic Affairs Unit, Office of the Secretary to the Government of Enugu State, who asked him to explore the possibility of securing a Bank to finance the said proposed Market the Government was interested in developing. He requested the Economic Consultant to write three letters to - Citizens International Bank, Hallmark Bank Plc and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. (the 1st Appellant) to enable him approach, and discuss the project with them. The letters (…

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