CHUKWUMA-ENEH, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant, (as plaintiff) sued the respondent (as defendant) before the Vandeikya High Court of Benue State in suit No.MHC/25/95. The reliefs sought against the respondent as contained in paragraph 16 of the statement of claim are as follows:-
" (a) A declaration that both the suspension of the plaintiff on 5th September, 1996 and purported dismissal from the services of the defendant is illegal, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.
(b) A declaration that plaintiff is still in the services of the defendant and thus entitled to his salary and other entitlement of the staff of the defendant of the rank of the plaintiff.
(c)i The plaintiff claims the sum of N56,019.93 as special damages being the plaintiff salary housing, transport, utility launche on voucher allowances from May, 1997 to May, 1998.
(ii) Half salary and other allowances not yet paid to the plaintiff by the defendant N5,273.25
(iii) All financial and other …