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Olamide Temitope Adeniji & Ors v. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc

(2019) JELR 87478 (NICN)

National Industrial Court of Nigeria  •  NICN/LA/682/2018  •  17 Oct 2019  •  Nigeria

Hon. Justice (Dr.) I. J. Essien


ESSIEN J (DELIVERING THE RULING/JUDGMENT): By a notice of preliminary objection dated and filed on the 27/2/19, the defendant/ applicant in this suit sought the following orders upon the determination of the preliminary objection:

1) An ORDER of the Honourable Court declaring that the refiling or reincarnation of the instant suit after a final determination of and. Delivery of Judgment by this Honourable Court in Suit No: NICN/LA/263/2014 between the claimant (Mrs Racheal Bukola Sonde) and the defendant in this suit on the issue of gratuity, inter alia, constitutes a travesty by the claimant/Respondent, of the doctrine of Issue Estoppel.

2) An ORDER of the Honourable Court declaring that by virtue of the doctrine of Estoppel by Conduct, Mrs. Racheal Bukola Sonde is barred from filing this action whether in person or through a representative in interest.

3) A consequential Order of this Honourable Court dismissing and/ or striking out the subject suit in limine for want of jurisdiction.…

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