By Egufe Yafugborhi
A Claimant, Chief Gaskin Sobrasuaipiri, on Wednesday dragged a lawyer, Prince G Akitoye, earlier than a Port Harcourt Excessive Court docket, demanding N100Million damages for alleged negligent exposing of a Will ready for him by the lawyer.
Within the writ of summon served on the Defendant, the Claimant is searching for presiding Justice Okogbule Gbasan’s “Declaration that the Defendant’s (Akitoye) act of giving the Claimant’s Will to the Witnesses to learn earlier than appending their signatories in presence of the Claimant is unprofessional, negligent and illegal.
“A declaration that it’s unprofessional for the Defendant to permit his workplace clerk who’s of the identical locality with the Claimant to deal with the Will from the Defendant’s workplace for the aim of depositing the Will.
“An order of the Court docket directing the Defendant to return the file copy of the Claimant’s Will in Defendant’s possession because the Will has been revoked.
“The sum of 100 million naira solely, being normal damages for Defendant’s negligence and the trauma/ache the Claimant has suffered on account of the unprofessional dealing with of the Will by the Defendant.”
The Claimant within the Assertion of Declare made out there by his counsel, Erasmus Dike, additional averred that “One of many witnesses picked a quarrel with the Claimant for not giving him something within the Will however gave a lot to others.
“The connection between this witness and the Claimant has now gotten bitter due to this disclosure of the content material of the Will to the Witness by the Defendant.”