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DAVIDSON OBIANWUNA v. NATIONAL ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY

(2016) JELR 36777 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/E/152/2005  •  18 May 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU JCA; TOM SHAIBU YAKUBU JCA; EMMANUEL AKOMAYE AGIM JCA;

Judgement

TOM SHAIBU YAKUBU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is sequel to the judgment of Ajakaiye, J., of the Federal High Court, holden at Enugu, delivered on 18th March, 2004,

?The appellant was employed in the services of the Respondent on 29th April, 1981 and was until his dismissal, Officer Grade 1 Programmer in the Computer Department. The appointment was subsequently confirmed. The position is pensionable. The Respondent was a body established pursuant to an Act of the National Assembly. By a letter dated 5th October, 1994 the Plaintiff was dismissed from the services of the Respondent based on the allegation that the Appellant committed fraud between 1989 till the date of the query i.e 14th February, 1994 while heading the Computer Centre Owerri. The Appellant brought an action at the Federal High Court, Enugu seeking inter alia: a declaration that his purported dismissal from the services of the Respondent was invalid, illegal, and null and void, thus challenging …

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