ALIU
V.
UNIPETROL (NIGERIA) LTD

(1993) JELR 39946 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/36/90 ·  24 May 1993 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
UTHMAN MOHAMMED Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria OFR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MURITALA AREMU OKUNOLA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SIMEON ADEBAYO ODUWOLE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
respondent
appellant
reason
learned counsel
exhibit c
learned trial judge
disciplinary committee
appointment of the appellant
supreme court
30th july
contract of service
fair hearing
lower court
above question
above reasons
action of the respondent
alhaji ade aliu
appellant rose
assistant district manager
case of olatunbosun v
circumstances of the case warrant
defendants board of directors
divisional manager of defendant company
end of the trial
following declarations
following manner
following words
housing allowance
kano high court
leading judgment
learned judge
months notice
mr. uddoh
muritala aremu okunola
n.i.s.e.r. council
plaintiffs conditions of service
problem of the appellant
provisions of exhibit c
reason of the alleged wrongful acts
relationship of master
sanusi chiroma j.
simeon adebayo oduwole
special damages of n369,018.00
sum of n8,000.00
time of the purported termination of his employment
warning letter
warning letter mr. uddoh
written agreement
wrongful termination of appointment
years of active service

UTHMAN MOHAMMED, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Alhaji Ade Aliu, who is the appellant in this appeal, was employed as an Assistant District Manager by Unipetrol (Nigeria) Limited on the 26th January, 1979. The appellant rose to the rank of Divisional Manager in charge of Kano Division. The problem of the appellant with his employers arose when he issued to one of his subordinates, Mr. Uddoh, a warning letter for dereliction of duties.

In response to the warning letter Mr. Uddoh made very strong allegations against the appellant that he, the appellant, had sold 3 pumps to one Alhaji Alin Baffa for the sum of N8,000.00. The respondent ordered for investigation of the allegation and after the appellant had appeared before a Disciplinary Committee the respondent terminated his employment.

Aggrieved over the action of the respondent the appellant commenced an action by a writ of summons in a Kano High Court in which he averred that the respondent, without any just cause and with…

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