CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Respondent as Claimant at the trial Court claimed against the Appellants as Defendants, reliefs, damages, costs. (See page 2 of the Records).
The learned trial Judge B. T. Ebuta, J, of the Cross River State High Court, Calabar entered part judgment on the Application of the Claimant (Respondent herein) on the 19/10/2015 based on the pleadings, Statement of Defence and witness depositions of the liability of the Appellants to the Respondent to the tune of Six Million Naira.
This appeal is predicated on the said part judgment.
SUMMARY OF RELEVANT FACTS:
The Respondent as Claimant at the Trial Court filed a writ of summons and statement of claim in this suit on the 10th of March, 2014. The case of the Respondent as presented at the trial Court was that the Respondent an Estate Surveyor, Valuer and Property Consultant was approached by the Appellants to open up their community land, design a layout, get approval from the…