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GRACE JACK V. UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE MAKURDI

(2004) JELR 19501 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.262/2000  •  30 Jan 2004  •  Nigeria

Coram
IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI JSC; ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU JSC; UMARU ATU KALGO JSC; SAMSON ODEMWINGIE UWAIFO JSC; DENNIS ONYEJIFE EDOZIE JSC;

Judgement

KATSINA-ALU, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is from a decision of the Court of Appeal, Jos Division delivered on 8 May, 2000 in appeal No. CA/J/47/2000 allowing the appeal of the respondent to it against the decision of Ogbole, J. of the High Court of Benue State in suit No. MHC/749M/94 given on 22 September, 1995.

The facts giving rise to this case are largely undisputed. The appellant was employed by the respondent on 4 June, 1990 as a clinic attendant. On 7 May, 1991 she was transferred to the Bursary Department of the University. The appellant remained in that department until 23 September, 1993 when she was served with a letter of suspension. An internal inquiry was then set up by the respondent to determine the involvement of the appellant in some misconduct in relation to the collection and issuance of receipts for fees and other dues from students. The panel of inquiry found the appellant guilty of misconduct and accordingly dismissed her from service on 17…

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