LAWSON-JACK
V.
SPDC NIGERIA LTD.

(2002) JELR 44528 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.54/1998 ·  12 Jul 2002 ·  Nigeria
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Lawson-Jack v. S.P.D.C (Nig.) Ltd.(2002) 13 NWLR (Pt.783)180 (2002) 7 S.C (Pt.II) 112
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ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OLAYINKA AYOOLA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appeal
plaintiff
record of appeal
court of appeal
preliminary objection
rules
trial court
determination of the motion
supreme court
true copies
authentic office copies
bundle of record
honourable court
interim injunction
interlocutory order of injunction
learned trial judge
lower court
normal course of the plaintiff
notice of appeal
order of this honourable court
rules of this court
such additional paper
a. b. wali
accelerated hearing of the appeal
application ex parte
breach of the terms of plaintiff
copy of the ruling of the trial judge
declaration of this honourable court
decree no.
determination of this appeal
fair hearing of the plaintiff
following orders
former employee of the defendant company
gross violation of the right
interlocutory appeal section
interlocutory order of injunction of this honourable court
leading judgment
l. e. nwosu esquire
m. e. ogundare
order of the court of appeal
purported decision of the defendant
recommendations of the disciplinary committee
relevant documents
rights of the plaintiff
rules of the court of appeal
ruling of the trial court
service of the defendant
service of the plaintiff
subsequent findings

M. E. OGUNDARE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiff who is appellant in this appeal was a former employee of the defendant company. There were allegations of misconduct made against him in consequence of which the company set up a panel to investigate the allegations. The panel had not finished its assignment when plaintiff went to court and on 13th August, 1997 sued the defendant claiming-

"1. An order of this honourable court quashing or setting aside in all entirety and declaring null and void any purported decision of the defendant to terminate or dismiss (him) from the service of the defendant as being irregular, illegal and a breach of the terms of plaintiff's contract of service and with the defendant.

2. A declaration of this honourable court that the constitution, composition, procedure and the subsequent findings, decisions or recommendations of the disciplinary committee and the entire process, was fundamentally flawed and constituted a breach of the te…

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