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DR. HENRY EFFIONG BASSEY v. ATTORNEY-GENERAL, AKWA IBOM STATE & ORS

(2016) JELR 41658 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/245/2012  •  24 Mar 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME JCA; ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI JCA;

Judgement

IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The instant appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, Coram Idongesit N. B. Isua, J; delivered on August 2, 2012 in suit No. HU/27/1998. By the judgment in question, the Court below granted the Appellant's claim in part, and thereby ordered that the Appellant should be paid whatever was due there to consequent upon the termination of his employment by the Respondents in lieu of notice. Not unnaturally, dissatisfied with the said judgment, the Appellant filed the notice of appeal thereof on September 5, 2012 in the Court below.

BACKGROUND FACTS

Regrettably, the instant case has had a chequered history. Ever since the Appellant commenced the said suit on January 1, 1998, vide a writ of summons, the case lasted a total of 15 years before the Court below eventually delivered the vexed judgment on August 2, 2012.

The Appellant, a specialist obstetrician and Gynaecologist, was employed into the …

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