(2021) JELR 109241 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CA/MK/67/2018 ·  27 May 2021 ·  Nigeria
Ignatius Igwe Agube, JCA Cordelia Ifeoma Jombo-Ofo, JCA Yargata Byenchit Nimpar, JCA

YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the decision of the High Court of Benue State sitting in Makurdi delivered by HON. JUSTICE E. N. KPOJIME on the 8th February, 2018 wherein the lower Court dismissed the case of the Appellant. The Appellant dissatisfied with the judgment, filed an Amended Notice of Appeal dated 20th January, 2021 with leave of Court granted on the 18/1/21, it set out 17 grounds of Appeal.

Facts leading to this appeal are straight forward and are amenable to brief summary. I shall do so shortly. The Appellant was initially appointed a Senior Magistrate 1 by the 1st Respondent. The letter of appointment stipulated conditions of the offer which was accepted by the Appellant. He subsequently rose to the rank of Chief Magistrate. By a letter date 18th January, 2017, the Appellant was reminded of his mandatory retirement upon attaining the age of 60 years in line with the Laws applicable to Benue State and the terms of h…

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