Nigeria Law School worker dismissed for misconduct, court affirms


National Industrial Court (NIS) Abuja has affirmed the dismissal of Nigeria Law School data processing officer, Odu Emmanuel.

Mr Odu was dismissed for alleged involved in admission registration misconduct during 2013/2014 admission exercise.

He had worked in the ICT Unit of the Law School headquarters until served a dismissal letter on June 25, 2014.

Justice Rakiya Haastrup said that the court in determining the case, adopted the sole issue formulated by the claimant in his written address.

The issue, the judge said, was whether Odu had through legal evidence established his case to entitle him to the reliefs sought from the court.

Haastrup also read out several witnesses who claimed to have been scammed by the claimant.

She said that from the entire evidence, the defendant found the conduct of the claimant as an act of gross misconduct.

“The employer I think cannot be gagged from disciplining an erring employee, as the claimant in this case.

“In my view, this is what fair hearing is all about. The claimant was accorded fair hearing as the defendant has done the needful before the dismissal of the claimant, and I so hold,” Haastrup said.

Odu had wanted the court to direct his employer to reinstate him with all his benefits and privileges as accrued and also pay him N500,000 as cost of prosecuting the suit.