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Lilian Nnenna Akumah v. First Bank Nigeria of Plc

(2019) JELR 87550 (NICN)

National Industrial Court of Nigeria  •  NICN/LA/615/2015  •  10 Oct 2019  •  Nigeria

Hon. Justice (Dr.) I. J. Essien


ESSIEN J (DELIVERING THE RULING): The defendant/applicant counsel by a notice of preliminary objection brought pursuant to section 8(1)(a) of the Limitation Law Cap L67 Laws of Lagos State 2003, sought an order of this court dismissing and or striking out this suit in limine and declining jurisdiction to determine this suit on the following grounds:

a. That the cause of action is irreparably statute barred having been extinguished pursuant to Section 8 (a) of the Limitation Law. Cap. L67, Laws of Lagos State, 2003.

b. That the writ of summons dated 27th July 2018 is not signed by the Claimant or a legal practitioner thereby rendering this suit incompetent.

The grounds upon which the application is predicated are that;

i) By the averments of the claimant as contained in her writ of summons and statement of facts. Her cause of action is rooted in an alleged unlawful termination of her employment contract with the Defendant by a letter dated 21st October 2008 and alleged refusal to pay her…

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