GEORGE OLADEINDE SHOREMI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment) : Briefly the facts leading to this appeal are as follows:
The Respondent was appointed by the Okomu-Udo Federal Oil Project in 1982 at that time the project was owned by Federal Government, State Government and Local Government. His appointment was originated by a letter which was tendered as Exhibit A and A1 without any objection.
By a letter dated 18/1/86 exhibit E termination letter was handed to the respondent, while he was is the police cell as a suspect in an armed robbery incident which happened at his office.
Dissatisfied with his termination, the respondent commenced an action in the then Bendel State High court sitting at Iguobazuwa claiming as follows:
(1) A declaration that the purported termination of plaintiff's appointment with the defendant vide defendant's letter dated 18/1/86 is unconstitutional, invalid, illegal, null and void and of no effect.
(2) A declaration that the plaintiff is entitled to …