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EMMANUEL N. NWOBOSI v. AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK LIMITED

(1995) JELR 43445 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.91/1991  •  11 Jul 1995  •  Nigeria

Coram
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE JSC IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI JSC EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU JSC SYLVESTER UMARU ONU JSC ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH JSC

Judgement

ONU, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On June 1, 1981 the appointment of the plaintiff, herein appellant, as the Mushin Branch Manager of the defendant/respondent bank, was summarily determined by the latter by a letter (Exhibit G) sequel to their (respondent's) earlier suspension of him on 26th August, 1980 and setting in motion his arrest and detention by a Chief Inspector of Police and two detectives at the Force C.I.D., Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos. These chains of events led the appellant to set the law in motion by the issuance of a writ of summons against the respondent on the 13th day of April, 1983 for the following reliefs:-

"............... the sum of ₦300,000.00 (three hundred thousand naira) being special and general damages caused to the plaintiff by the defendant's unlawful dismissal on 1st June, 1981 of the plaintiff's employment with the defendant company."

The particulars of damages (both special and general) set out in paragraph 19 of appellant's statement o…

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