AYEWA
V.
UNIVERSITY OF JOS

(1999) JELR 57659 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC. 37/1997 ·  6 Dec 1999 ·  Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appeal
j.s.c.
merit
n10,000.00 costs
respondent
servant
case
judgment
master
matter of master
suspension
allegations of impropriety
belgore
breach of fundamental rights
briefs
brother belgore
constitution
corruption
counsel
court
court of appeal
damage
decision of the court
delay
due consideration of the issue
federal high court
fundamental rights provision
investigation of corruption
issue of breach of fundamental rights
issues of fundamental rights
ivory tower
judgment of the court
kutigi
law
lead judgment
lower court
main issue
master places servant
matter
mylearned brother belgore
opinion of my lord belgore
parties
prompt resolution of the complaint
recourse
scenario
serious crime
university
view
view of this court
want of jurisdiction

BELGORE, J.S.C. ( Delivering the Lead Judgment): Clearly, this is a matter of Master and Servant where master places servant on suspension pending investigation of corruption. Corruption is a serious crime and in the ivory tower, the University , it must not be allowed to linger for too long so as to minimize the damage to the academic atmosphere. This has no bearing on issues of Fundamental Rights under the Constitution of 1979 or the one of 1999. To say the best, this delay has militated against prompt resolution of the complaint against the appellant. I find no merit in this appeal, it is no more than a voyage of discovery. I therefore dismiss it with N10,000.00 costs to respondent. KUTIGI, J.S.C.: I agree with the judgment just read by mylearned brother Belgore, J.S.C. There is absolutely no merit in the appeal. The Court of Appeal was right when it struck-out the case before the Federal High Court for want of jurisdiction as the case was not properly before that court. The …

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