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EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF OSUN STATE v. BARRISTER N. O. FOLORUNSHO

(2014) JELR 36596 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/AK/70/2012  •  19 May 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
SOTONYE DENTON-WEST JCA; MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA; CORDELIA IFEOMA JOMBO-OFO JCA;

Judgement

SOTONYE DENTON-WEST, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By a writ of summons filed on 10/03/2009 and an Amended Statement of Claim dated and filed on 18/02/2011, the claimant (hereinafter called the respondent) commenced an action against the defendants (hereinafter called the appellants) before the High Court of Osun State sitting at Osogbo Judicial Division claiming the following reliefs:

1. "A declaration that the defendants' letter Ref. No. HS/10/187 dated 9th day of May, 2005 purportedly determining his appointment as the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice of Osun State is unconstitutional, invalid, illegal, ultra vires, contrary to Osun State Service Regulations, null and void, in violation of due process of law and in contravention of the claimant's constitutional right to fair hearing.

2. A declaration that the claimant's termination from Osun State Civil Service is illegal, unconstitutional and contrary to Osun State Public Service Reg…

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