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Barr. Cosmas C. Okoro v. Uzo-Uwani Local Government Council

(2018) JELR 87504 (NICN)

National Industrial Court of Nigeria  •  NICN/EN/01/2016  •  20 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Hon. Justice I. J. Essien, Ph.D


ESSIEN J (DELIVERING THE JUDGMENT): By a complaint dated 15th January, 2016 and filed on 20th January, 2016, the claimant sought the following relieves from the court.

a) An order of the court that the defendant should pay to the claimant forthwith his monthly salaries unlawfully withhold from November, 2014 to the month of judgment at the rate of ₦44,350.20.

b) Injunction restraining the defendant by herself, agents or servants from further withholding or stopping the claimant’s monthly salaries.

c)  ₦50 million general damages for mental and psychological torture and anguish.

d) 10% interest on the judgment sum from date of judgment until the judgment sum is liquidated.

The claimant filed his particulars of claim and a witness deposition along with the origination process.

The defendant filed a defence on the 9th February, 2016 in the defence they counter claimed the sum of ₦1 Million naira as damages against the claimant as legal expenses expected to be incurred by the defendant/counter …

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