MSHELIA JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Oyefesobi J of the High Court of Lagos State delivered on 3/12/02 granting an order of certiorari quashing the decision of the 1st appellant to compulsorily retire the respondent.
The respondent was employed as a Magistrate by the Lagos State Judicial Service Commission. By a letter reference number JDP/837/58 dated 30th May, 2001 attached to main affidavit as the exhibit 4, 1st appellant compulsorily retired the respondent due to restructuring within the 1st appellant. Respondent was dissatisfied with his retirement, with the leave of Lagos State High Court initiated certiorari proceedings before that court, for the purpose of quashing the decision of the 1st appellant Lagos State Judicial Service Commission for compulsorily retiring the respondent.
The reliefs sought for as contained in the amended statement in support of application dated 6th day of November, 2001 read as follows:
“An order of …