(1997) JELR 45501 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/PH/250/91 ·  6 Mar 1997 ·  Nigeria
Other Citations
Nze v. N.P.A. (1997) 11 NWLR (Pt. 526)
Nze v. N.P.A. (1997) 11 NWLR (Pt. 528) 210
ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria RAPHAEL OLUFEMI ROWLAND Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MORONKEJI OMOTAYO ONALAJA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
learned trial judge
29th may
fair hearing
mr. e. e. odiong
wrongful dismissal
laws of the federation of nigeria
trial judge
port harcourt
amended statement of claim
dismissal letter
general damages
golden guinea breweries plc
lower court
record of proceedings
statement of claim
claim of the appellant
complete agreement
crucial issues
date of the letter of dismissal
decision of the court
disciplinary tribunal
dismissal of an established staff
draft of the lead judgment
facts of this case
full case
judgment of ichoku
leading judgment
mr. a. egerton
mr. bestman
original notice of appeal
public servant
recommendation of the tribunal
report of management disciplinary tribunal
reserved judgment
result of the findings
said comments of mr. odiong
said manipulations of accounts
sale of port
staff of the respondent
weight of evidence

ROWLAND, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal by the appellant against the judgment of Ichoku, J. (as he then was) in Suit No. PHC/474/86. The appellant as plaintiff in the lower court had claimed a declaration that his dismissal by the respondent was wrongful, illegal and void and also N100,000.00 as general damages for wrongful dismissal. Pleadings were ordered filed and exchanged. The parties amended their pleadings a number of times in the course of the proceedings. See pages 18-24, 27-33 and 36-43 of the record of proceedings. The case then proceeded to trial. At the trial the appellant gave evidence for himself while one Mr. A. Egerton - a staff of the respondent testified for the respondent. After reviewing the evidence adduced by both parties, the learned trial Judge, in a reserved judgment dismissed in toto the claim of the appellant. He held inter alia that the claim was statute barred. The plaintiff was dissatisfied with the decision of the court belo…

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