EJEMBI EKO, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 4th November, 1994 more than a decade and a half ago the Respondent, as plaintiff in the suit No PHC/933/34 at the High court of Rivers State took out against the Appellants as the defendants, a writ of summons endorsed with the following claims. That is:
1. As against the 1st Defendant:
(a) a declaration that the act of the Defendant in suspending the plaintiff from duty by placing him on a indefinite compulsory leave without pay and withholding all his entitlements to housing, transport and medical allowances with effect from November,1993 is wrongful and invalid.
(b) a declaration that the Plaintiff is entitled to his full salary and housing, transport and medical allowances from the month of November, 1993 until his employment with the 1st Defendant is determined.
(c) the sum of ₦30,700:00 (Thirty Thousand and Seven Hundred Naira) being portions of the plaintiff's salaries, housing, transport and medical allowances from Novem…