FREDERICK OZIAKPONO?OHO, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment):
Before the High Court of Abia State sitting at Umuahia, BENEDICT CHIDOBEM AJUZIE brought an action against FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC., claiming as per his Amended Statement of Claim the following reliefs:
1. A Order of the Honourable Court declaring as wrongful, the dismissal of the Plaintiff by the Defendant on the 11th day of May, 2007 and N499,000.00 (Four Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand Naira) damages in consequence thereof.
2. An Order of the Honourable Court reinstating the Plaintiff to his former position, as Senior Bank Officer (S.B.O) as at the 11th day of May, 2007.
3. An Order of the Honourable Court directing/mandating the Defendant by itself or its management, to pay to the Plaintiff the sum of N1,758,000.00 (One Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty-Eight Thousand Naira) being salary arrears deprived the Plaintiff from the month of April, 2007 to the month of June, 2009.
4. An Order of the Honourable Court directin…