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GLAXO SMITHKLINE PLC v. ALI ZAKARI JIYA

(2014) JELR 36667 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/147/2012  •  20 Jan 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA JCA; ITA GEORGE MBABA JCA; HABEEB A.O. ABIRU JCA;

Judgement

THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): By the Amended Notice of Appeal filed by the Appellant on 20/11/2012, the Appellant is contesting the judgment handed down on the 3rd March, 2011 against it by the Kano State fHigh Court in Suit No. K/131/2004 which it predicated on five grounds of appeal. It sought that the said judgment be set aside. This appeal emanated from the civil proceeding instituted against the Appellant by the Respondent before the Kano State High Court and in which the Respondent, via his Statement of Claim dated the 4th March, 2004 sought against the Appellant the following reliefs:

"(a) A declaration that the Defendant's failure or refusal to pay the Plaintiff his full terminal benefits/entitlements four years after his employment was terminated is without justification and therefore unlawful.

(b) the sum of N300,662.38 (Three Hundred Thousand, Six Hundred and Sixty-Two Naira, Thirty Eight Kobo) being the terminal benefit/entitlements …

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