MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the National Industrial Court, Ibadan Judicial Division presided over by his Lordship Honourable Justice E. N. Agbakoba, delivered on 3rd February 2014.
The Appellant as Claimant instituted this action against the Respondent in the Federal High Court Osogbo Division by a Writ of Summons on 28th of February 2007.
The suit was transferred to the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in February 2013.
The Appellant/Claimant claimed as follows in paragraph 38 of the statement of claim:
1. A declaration that the Isichei Panel of enquiry that tried the Claimant on 11/6/2002 is wrongful unlawful ultra-vires null and void as the Claimant was not invited to defend any allegation of misconduct against him but as a witness, which is against the rule of fair hearing and natural justice, as it violates the right of the Claimant as protected by provisions of constitution of Nigeria 1999.
2. A decl…