G. B. A. COKER, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant was the plaintiff in an action which was tried in the High Court, Lagos, (Dosumu, J.), and in which his writ is endorsed as follows:-
"The Plaintiff claims against the defendants specific performance of an agreement of sale made between the plaintiff of one part and the defendants on the other part dated the 12th August, 1966, in respect of a piece or parcel of land the building thereon situate lying being and known as No. 5A, Paul Okuntola Street, Idi-Araba, Federal Territory of Lagos.
The defendants have refused failed and/or neglected to execute a deed of conveyance in favour of the plaintiff in respect of the said transaction despite the readiness and willingness of the plaintiff to any the balance of the purchase price upon the execution of a deed of conveyance in his favour.
Alternatively the plaintiff claims against the defendants the sum of 1,975:s:d being special and general damages suffered by the plaint…