SIDI DAUDA BAGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By a writ of summons dated the 5th of September, 1989, the four (4) Respondents/Cross Appellants as plaintiffs at the Trial court instituted the initial suit No. 1/692/89 and seeking the sums of various amounts in Naira and Pound sterling (British) for Loss and Damages. (This is evidenced at pages 4-6 of the Record of Appeal).
The particulars of Loss and Damage suffered by the four (4) Respondents 1st- 4th were given as follows:-
(a) The deceased was at time of his death a healthy and happy man aged 48 and in his business was making an income in excess of N100,000:00 per annum in Nigeria and in excess of 8,500:00 (Euro) per month, overseas.
(b) The 1st-3rd plaintiff were teenagers at the time of the death of the deceased and were totally dependent upon the deceased for their education, care and upkeep at an average cost of 25, 855:00 (pounds) per annum made up as follows:-
1. Sean Alakija - 5100 (pounds) per annum