UNITY BANK PLC
V.
OLANTUNJI

(2014) JELR 39712 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/300/2012 ·  18 Sep 2014 ·  Nigeria
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Unity Bank Plc v. Olatunji (2015) 5 NWLR (Pt. 1452) 203
CORAM
UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABDU ABOKI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
respondent
counsel
lower court
issues
suit no k
court of appeal rules
breach of contract
brief of arguments
favour of the appellant
supreme court
legal services of the respondent
case of the respondent
circumstances of this case
legal services
principle of variation of contract
shores of nigeria
behalf of the appellant
decision of a lower court
judgment of the lower court
law firm
law office
letters of demand
notice of appeal
notice of preliminary objection
oral evidence
attention of the court
court interest
court matter
date of judgment
documentary evidence of exhibit
erroneous appraisal of facts
fee rate of the respondent
judgment of the kano state high court
leading judgment
learned counsel
principle of law
recovered sum of n38
recovery fees of the total indebtedness of the defendant
recovery of the indebtedness of alhaji sabiu bako
rules of this court
said customers of the appellant
stated fee of the respondent
stated fee rate
such notice
sum of n12
termination of his contract

HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Kano State High Court in Suit No K/537/2010 delivered by Honorable Justice Wada Abubakar Rano on the 14th of June, 2012. The action before the lower Court was commenced by the Respondent, as plaintiff, against the Appellant, as defendant, and the claims were for:

i. A declaration that the debriefing of the Plaintiff and termination of his contract for legal services in the recovery of the indebtedness of Alhaji Sabiu Bako and Sabiplast Nig. Ltd, the Defendant's Kano City customers, in the circumstances of this case is wrongful, illegal and constitutes a breach of contract with the Plaintiff.

ii. A declaration that the Plaintiff is entitled to compensatory damages of 10% recovery fees of the total indebtedness of the Defendant's customers in the judgment obtained by the Plaintiff in Suit No K/389/03 in the sum of N12 Million.

iii. An order for the immediate payment to…

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