(1997) JELR 45449 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.100/1994 ·  16 May 1997 ·  Nigeria
Other Citations
Ebohon v. AG., Edo State (1997) 5 NWLR (Pt.505) 298
Ebohon v. A-G., Edo State (1997) 5 NWLR (Pt. 505) 298
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
decree no.
public officers
special provisions
2nd defendant
19th april
benin city
25th april
permanent secretary
counter affidavit
honourable court
13th april
leading judgment
military government
point of law
senior legal officer
supporting affidavit
attached list
civil proceedings
civil service
main issue
photostat copy of the said letter
termination of the appointment of a list
affidavits of the parties conflict
behalf of the defendants
bendel state high court
civil service commission of bendel state
civil service of bendel state
civil service rules
clearer grasp of the issues
commencement date of 31st december
criminal offence
decision of the commission
defunct bendel state civil service
following orders
government property
high court
learned trial judge bye
letter no. s.275
letter of 25th april
letter reference no. c.s.m.
lieutenant commander felix s. ebohon
military governor of the state
s. m. a. belgore
state governor
trial judge
virtue of the provisions of public officers

S. M. A. BELGORE, J.S.C (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant, Lieutenant Commander Felix S. Ebohon, N.N. (retired) a Deputy Chief Engineer in the defunct Bendel State Civil Service was, by a letter dated 25th April, 1984 informed as follows:

"Pruning of the Civil Service of Bendel State

1. I am directed to refer to the Bendel State of Nigeria Civil Service Commission's letter No. S.275/Vol./111/10 dated 19th April, 1984 on the above-named subject and to convey, with regret, the decision of the Commission to dismiss you and you are hereby dismissed, from the Civil Service, with immediate effect ............

2. You are advised, in your own interest, to hand over immediately to your Head of Division/ Local Head Department all Government property in your possession.

Sgd. for Permanent Secretary,

Ministry of Works and Transport,

Benin City."

Thus the appellant was notified of his dismissal from the service of the State. The letter on its face, purported to intimate the appe…

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