(2018) JELR 38921 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/455/2013 ·  25 Apr 2018 ·  Nigeria
TIJJANI ABUBAKAR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
lower court
writ of summons
favour of the respondent
originating process
extension of time
statement of claim
decision of the lower court
learned trial judge
legal practitioners act
name of a law firm
notice of appeal
appellants contention
cases of okafor
extant notice of appeal
issue of jurisdiction
merits of the action
respondents processes
roll of legal practitioners
sole issue
appellants statement of defence
briefs of argument
brother ugochukwu anthony ogakwu jca
cases of ogboru
cotecna international ltd
court finds
court of jurisdiction
cross appellants
decision of the high court of lagos state
determination of the appeal
dismissal of the respondent
employment of the 1st appellant
following reliefs
following terms
further exercise
issue of the competence of the action
jurisdiction of the lower court
leading judgment
name of a law firm name
provenance of the action
requisites of due process of law
scarified judgment of the lower court
second issue
state of the law
suit no. id
sum of n266
ugochukwu anthony ogakwu
virtue of the illegal action of the defendants

UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the decision of the High Court of Lagos State, Coram Judice: Onyeabo, J. in SUIT NO. ID/678/2005: MR. OLUWAFEMI CHRISTOPHER v. WEST AFRICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS and ANOR delivered on 26th June 2012. The provenance of the action is the dismissal of the Respondent from the employment of the 1st Appellant; consequent upon which the Respondent instituted the action at the lower Court claiming the following reliefs:

1) A declaration that the letter of dismissal from employment issued to the Claimant dated 18th July, 2003 is illegal, null and void because necessary and pre-requisites of due process of law were not followed and that by virtue of the illegal action of the defendants, the Claimants dismissal is null and void.

2) A declaration that by the nature of his employment as confirmed by letter dated 26th February 2003 and Staff Regulation for Condition of Service of the 1st Defendant he is entitled t…

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