KUSAMOTU
V.
WEMABOD ESTATE LTD.

(1976) JELR 45224 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.240/1975 ·  29 Oct 1976 ·  Nigeria
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KUSAMOTU v. WEMABOD ESTATE LTD. (1976) 9-10 S.C. (REPRINT) 254
CORAM
GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria CHUKWUNWEIKE IDIGBE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appellant
exhibit
months
respondents
clause
learned trial judge
officer
employment
basic allowance
period of probation
trial court
favour of the appellant
reasonable notice
board of directors
managing director
claim of the appellant
contract of employment
established staff
final report
lieu of notice
probationary period
appointment of a confirmed officer
argument of chief sobo sowemimo
aspect of the case
clause of exhibit
facts of each given case
following words
general damages
high court of lagos state
interim report
judgment of the 9th day of september
judgment of the high court of lagos state
leading judgment
legal secretary
letter of august 25th
letter of december 7th
longer period of notice of dismissal
period of notice of termination
portions of exhibit
relevant portions of the letter of appointment
respondent company
specific finding of the said court
such matter
terms of the appointment
wrongful dismissal
wrongful termination of appointment

C. IDIGBE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The question in this appeal is whether the appellant is entitled to a longer period of notice of dismissal and consequently a larger sum of money in lieu thereof than he actually got from his employers, the respondents. By a judgment of the 9th day of September, 1974, the High Court of Lagos State awarded in favour of the appellant in an action for wrongful dismissal by the appellant against the respondents a total sum of 362.16.8d (N725.68) whereof the sum of 335.6.8 (N666.68) represents the appellant's salary for a period of two months and 29.10.0 (N59) represents his car basic allowance for the same period (in addition to his salary for one month and car basic allowance for the same period given to him by his employers when they terminated his employment with them). This award is consequent upon the appellant's claim "for the sum of 46,000 (Forty-Six Thousand Pounds) being special and general damages for wrongful termination of a…

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