Lectuer files N1bn suit against Federal College of Education over unlawful dismissal

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A lecturer Dr, Albert Tobechukwu Nwamaradi, has filed a N1billion suit against the Federal College of Education Technical Umunze before the national industrial court sitting at Awka, over his unlawful dismissal.

Joined, as co-defendants in the suit are the governing council Federal College of Education Technical (UMUNZE), Dr Tessy Okoli, the Provost Federal College of Education Technical and Mrs B. C Nkah, the registrar Federal College of Education Technical.

In a Motion on Notice dated April 5, 2022, the claimant is seeking for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the defendants and their privies by way of any committee, servants and agents from holding any session purported to discuss, deliberate, try and make any recommendation against the claimant/ applicant as regard NYSC, discharge certificate nor exemption certificate/ letter prior to his employment with the first defendant.

He is also asking for an order of court restraining the defendants and their privies, cronies, surrogates or any person who takes instructions from them in further interfering with his rights and privileges.

An order of court compelling the defendants to transfer the services of the claimant to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, with immediate effect.

Nwamaradi further sought an order of the court to award him the sum of N900million as damages for the intimidation, harassment, loss of earnings and physiology trauma he suffered as a result of his constructive dismissal.

An order of court awarding the claimant N150million as damages for the constructive dismissal of the claimant and breach of his fundamental human rights to fair hearing amongst other reliefs.

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