MOBIL PRODUCING NIG. UNLT & ANOR.
V.
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(2008) JELR 49451 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/C/11/2006 ·  19 May 2008 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JEAN OMOKRI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria THERESA N. ORJI-ABADUA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
1st appellant
police training school
high court of akwa ibom state
evidence act
1st defendant
supernumerary police officer
brief facts of the case
respondent
orderly room trial
mobile police men
police act
lower court
payment of spy police salary of n12
employee of the 1st appellant
general damages
poor quality evidence
warning letter
suit no. hek
service of the 1st appellant
statement of claim
credible evidence
payment of n50
learned trial judge
provisions of section
conclusion of the trial
security section
cost of action
present case
exhibits
issues
evidence of each party
amended notice of appeal
question of the status of spy police
favour of the respondent
respect of the appellants
trial court
award of damages
issue no.1
employment of the respondent
date of judgment
evidence of dw2
cross appellant
disengagement of the respondent
expiration of exhibit
mr. seye opasanya
such number of persons
mere oral evidence

JEAN OMOKRI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Okon, J. of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State sitting at Eket in Suit No. HEK/97/2001 delivered on 9/8/05.

The brief facts of the case are that the respondent, a retired soldier and a professional driver, who was the plaintiff at the lower court applied for employment as a driver in the 1st appellant's company, which was the 1st defendant at the court below. The 1st appellant interviewed and employed the respondent in September, 1991 as a driver. Thereafter he was sent for training in Police Training School, Calabar. After the training the respondent was deployed to the Security section as a driver. He was assigned a Toyota Jeep with Registration number M 220 PNG. On the 6/10/2000, the respondent was involved in an accident with the said vehicle. The respondent alleged that he was beating up by some Mobile Police men working for the 1st appellant. The respondent was subsequently given an o…

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