AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is from the decision of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria sitting in Abuja contained in the judgment of Honourable Justice P. O. Lifu (JP) delivered on the 13th day of May, 2016 in Suit No. NICN/ABJ/185/2013.
By a complaint and statement of fact filed by the Respondent herein as the Claimant on the 8th day of July, 2013, the Respondent claimed the following reliefs:
(a) An Order directing the Defendant for the Payment of the Claimants salary and allowances during the period of his suspension since 2008 to date.
(b) Cost of this Suit.
The Respondent front loaded the documents he intended to rely on in proof of his case.
The Appellant was the Defendant before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (New The Lower Court). The Appellant filed a defence to the statement of facts and counter-claimed:
(1) The sum of N488,141.44 being the Money belonging to the counter claimant unlawfully transferred to account n…