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ALHAJI HAMZA DALHATU v. ATTORNEY GENERAL, KATSINA STATE & ORS

(2007) JELR 33373 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/31/2006  •  24 May 2007  •  Nigeria

Coram
BABA ALKALI BA'ABA JCA; KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JCA; OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JCA;

Judgement

OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment) This appeal is against the Judgment of the Katsina State High Court of Justice, delivered on 1st day of November, 2005 by the Hon. Justice Sadiq Abdullahi Mahuta, the Chief Judge in Suit No. KTH/1/2005 wherein the Plaintiff's suit was dismissed.

The facts of this case are as follows: The Plaintiff, (herein after referred to as the Appellant) was an employee of the Public Service of Katsina State.

Sometime on 3rd November, 1997 by special posting, he was seconded to the service of Katsina State Legislature. Thereafter, on 4th September, 2002 by a resolution of the Katsina State House of Assembly, (herein after referred to as the 4th Respondent) the Appellant was appointed a Clerk of the 4th Respondent in accordance with the provisions of the 4th Respondent's Staff Law No.5, 2001.

Subsequently, by a letter dated 30th December, 2004 from the Office of the Head of the Civil Service, Katsina State, (herein after referred to as 2n…

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