Court decides dismissed Army corporal’s fate Nov 3

The National Industrial Court will deliver judgment in dismissed Lance Corporal Mohammed Mohammed’s case against Nigerian Army on November 3.

Justice Maureen Esowe fixed the date after counsel to parties adopted their final written addresses.

Adopting his address, Mr Joseph Ashefel, counsel to Mohammed, said that his client was unjustly dismissed and allegedly detained for months in the respondent’s guard room.

Ashefel urged the court to reinstate Mohammed into the Nigerian Army and grant the reliefs sought.

The Counsel to the Nigerian Army, Mr J.J Momoh, urged the court to dismiss the suit in its entirety, and grant “our application as argued.”

Mohammed, who joined the Chief of Army Staff, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Enugu Garrison, and the Garrison Commanding Officer 82 Division, as co-respondents, was challenging his alleged dismissal from the Nigerian Army.