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(2002) JELR 52575 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/B/44/99  •  21 Nov 2002  •  Nigeria



MUHAMMAD, JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): The respondent was employed as a security guard by the appellant company sometime in 1985. He was confirmed in the post in 1986. On 23rd July, 1991 he was suspended from duties and no reason was given for the suspension. On 18th

December, 1991 he received two letters one was a query asking him to explain about a fire incident and the other letter termination his appointment. Even though the letters were dated differently, they were served on him on the same day at the same time. The respondent was aggrieved by his termination , he therefore sued the appellant at the Ughelli judicial division of the Delta

State High Court, claiming the following reliefs:- “(1) An order declaring the purported termination of the plaintiff’s employment with the defendant company as null and void.

An order reinstating the plaintiff in the employment of the A defendant company. (3a) Unpaid salary and allowances of plaintiff from July 1991 to December, 1991 as st…

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