Lagos - The case of wrongful dismissal two workers have brought against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been adjourned to next week.
Juliet Ibekaku, former Assistant Director of Legal and Prosecution, and Michael Nzekwe, Prosecutor in Legal and Prosecution Department, are challenging their dismissal before Justice Babatunde Adejumo of the National Industrial Court (NIC).
This is the second time within a week that the matter has been adjourned.
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EFCC dismissed Ibekaku and Nzekwe for desertion, which the agency deems is a serious offence against discipline going by the provisions of Section 43(e) (i) of the EFCC Staff Regulation, which states that “Any officer who willfully absents for twenty one (21) consecutive days shall be guilty of the offense of desertion and shall be dismissed from the Commission as a deserter.”
The duo is contesting their dismissal from the Commission which according to them did not follow due process.
They are praying for an order of the court to reinstate them.
Justice Adejumo has deferred the case to May 27.
- CAJ News