(2014) JELR 40121 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/OW/263/2011 ·  4 Feb 2014 ·  Nigeria
UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PHILOMENA MBUA EKPE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PETER OLABISI IGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
vice chancellor
trial court
learned trial judge
governor of imo state
imo state university law
vice chancellor of imo state university
evidence act
imo state university
exhibit cw7
service of pre-action notice
statement of claim
visitor of imo state university
appointment of vice chancellor
1st defendant
affairs of the imo state university
approval of his appointment
cross examination of the respondent
gaji v. paye
imo state government
removal of the respondent
validity of his appointment
visitation panel
appellants challenge
cross appeal
determination of the court
ground of misconduct
imo state of nigeria gazette no.
judgment of imo state high court of justice holden
judgment of lower court
judgment of the learned trial judge
law no.
part of the judgment
pro chancellor
public notice
said grounds of appeal
services of imo state university owerri
statement of defence of the appellant see pages
then governor of imo state chief
virtue of exhibit cw7
visitor of the imo state university

PETER OLABISI IGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an Appeal against the judgment of Imo State High Court of Justice Holden at Owerri contained in the judgment of Hon. Justice NONYE OKORONKWO delivered on 3rd day of February, 2011. The facts leading to this Appeal are legion.

The Respondent herein Professor Innocent Chuka Okonkwo was by a letter dated the 21st day of October, 2005 appointed the Vice Chancellor of Imo State University by the then Governor of Imo State Chief (Dr) Achike Udenwa for a five year tenure term.

By another letter dated 26th day of October, 2005 the Imo State University vide his Pro Chancellor wrote to the Respondent informing him of approval of his appointment as the Vice Chancellor of Imo State University and congratulated him.

The Respondent was in office for three years and 2 months when another Governor of Imo State set up visitation Panel to investigate the affairs of the Imo State University of which the Respondent was a Vice Chancellor…

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