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NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY v. ABU AIRADION AJOBI

(2006) JELR 36789 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.402/2001  •  7 Jul 2006  •  Nigeria

Coram
IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI JSC; ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU JSC; IGNATIUS CHUKWUDI PATS-ACHOLONU JSC; ALOMA MARIAM MUKHTAR JSC; FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI JSC;

Judgement

KUTIGI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the High Court of Justice holden at Warri, the plaintiff's claims as endorsed on the amended writ of summons read thus: -

"(i) Declaration that the trial of plaintiff by the Disciplinary Panel/Tribunal set up by the defendant to investigate matters involving fraud and other associated criminal offences allegedly committed by the plaintiff is ultra vires the defendant, null and void.

(ii) Order setting aside the findings made by the said Disciplinary Panel Tribunal wherein the plaintiff was found guilty of committing fraud and other associated criminal offences.

(iii) An order compelling the defendant to pay to plaintiff all the entitlements including pension and gratuity forfeited by the defendant consequent upon the findings of the said tribunal/panel.

In the Alterative

(iv) An order reinstating plaintiff in the employment of the defendant authority.

(v) An order that the plaintiff's salaries from September, 1984 until the date o…

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