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Court orders police commission to reinstate sack staff

17 September 2014, 20:53

Abuja - The National Industrial Court on Tuesday ordered the Police Service Commission to reinstate Jibrin Sa’eed on his job and pay N1 millon as damages to him.

The President,of the court, Justice Babatunde Adejumo, gave the order while delivering judgment in a case brought by the claimant in August 2011 over unlawful termination of appointment.

The claimant filed the suit against Police Service Commission and the Permanent Secretary of the commission over wrongful termination of employment on March 18, 2011.

Sa’eed's appointment was terminated by a disciplinary panel set up to investigate an allegation of him slapping a colleague, Gaji Usman, in the office.

Adejumo said that the termination of Sa’eed's appointment was unlawful because he was denied the opportunity to challenge the evidence against him, which infringed on his right to fair hearing.

He ordered the 1st and 2nd defendants to pay the salaries of the claimant in arrears, including all his claims and entitlements from the month of termination till date.

He said that another sum of N200 000 should be paid to the court for cost of the suit and all these payments should be made within a period of 30 days.


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