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CLETUS OSU BEN v. CROSS RIVER STATE WATERBOARD

(2016) JELR 41636 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/170/2012  •  14 Apr 2016  •  Nigeria

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

Judgement

ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This Appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Cross River State of Nigeria, Calabar Judicial Division, presided over by Honourable Justice Bassey E. Ikpeme, J., in suit No. C/278/1994, delivered on March 6, 2012, in which the suit instituted by the Appellant, as claimant, for wrongful suspension from work and lack of fair hearing was dismissed.

The Appellant's account of the incident leading to this appeal discloses that he was employed by the Respondent in 1998, initially as an Assistant Craftsman on Salary Grade Level 03 Step 1, but with subsequent promotions, his designation in 1993 became Personnel Assistant 3. Sometime in 1994, while at the Respondent's Boaster Station at Akim, a certain medical doctor requested for a plumber. The Appellant introduced him to one Patrick Ikana, who was a staff of the Respondent. Mr. Ikana reconnected water supply for the medical doctor. Four weeks later, the Appellant receiveā€¦

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