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MRS. LOVELYN OFFOR, THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD NIGERIA, REV. DR. ISAAC OCHU (Senior pastor) & DEACON HARRISION EZEUDOYE (Church Secretary) (For themselves and as representing members of the church Board of AGC 2/4/6/8.Isiagu Street, Achara Layout, Enugu) v. MR. IDIKA KALU & REV. CLEMENT NWANKWO

(2018) JELR 87541 (NICN)

National Industrial Court of Nigeria  •  NICN/EN/04/2017  •  7 May 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
Hon. Justice I. J. Essien

Judgement

ESSIEN J (DELEIVERING THE RULING): The Defendant/Applicant by a Notice of Preliminary Objection dated the 13th February, 2017 and filed on the 17th February, 2017 sought an order of this court dismissing/striking out this suit on the grounds of incompetence and lack of jurisdiction.

In support of the application is a 16-paragraph affidavit deposed to by the 1st defendant, Idika Kalu. Also in support of the Notice of Preliminary Objection is a written address of the applicant’s counsel. Attached to the affidavit in support are Exhibit A and Exhibit B.

In response to the notice of preliminary objection the Claimant/Respondent filed a counter affidavit of 23 paragraphs attached thereto are Exhibits AG1 to Exhibit AG.7. Also in support is a written address of the Claimant/Respondent counsel. On the 20th February, 2018 the date this court heard the preliminary objection the applicant counsel filed an 11 paragraph further affidavit in support of preliminary objection. Attached to affidavit ar…

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