A witness, Mrs Obiajulu Obiageli, alleged that the letters of appointment launched by fifty-six (56) sacked officers of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been fake.
It was reported that the sacked fifty six (56) staffers of the Nigeria Safety Civil Defence Corpse workers (SCDC) dragged the corps and Inside Minister before the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom docket (NIC) demanding for his or her quick reinstatement and worth of N230 million accrued salaries and allowances.
Obiageli, who was the NSCDC Commandant Administration in 2012, made this acknowledged whereas being led in proof by the defence Counsel, Mr Joel Ani, on the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom docket on Wednesday in Jos.
“I didn’t signal their employment letters. Have been seen some discrepancies between an distinctive appointment letter and the fake ones the sacked staffers launched.
“Everytime you check out paragraphs 2, 3, 4 5 and 6 of each distinctive and faux appointment letters, you will uncover some irregularities considerably 2nd, third, 1st, 4th and 2nd strains respectively.
“I signed all respectable appointment letters, however I didn’t signal the fake ones,” she talked about. All by cross examination by Counsel to the Claimants, Mr Timloh Jimam, Obiageli accepted that there have been some similarities between the 2 distinctive and faux appointment letters.
When Jimam requested whether or not or not or not it was true the 2 fully fully completely different appointment letters carried the an similar date of issuance, April 16, 2012, she answered in affirmative, “sure”.
On whether or not or not or not it was potential for her to know all these employed on April 16, 2012, the witness talked about, “no! It’s not potential for me to know all individuals of them.”
Jimam then gave her a copy of one among letters of the sacked officers to confirm with the distinctive copy of the appointment letters, and he or she might spot some similarities between the 2.
Jimam then utilized to tender the signature of the witness in proof, which Ani, her counsel, didn’t oppose to.
After the cross-examination, the defence counsel, who didn’t conduct re- examination, talked about he was by the use of alongside collectively together with his defence and utilized for a date for the adoption of written addresses.
It was reported that the aggrieved sacked officers furthermore requested the Industrial Courtroom docket to compel the NSCDC to pay them N800 million as Major damages describing it as unjust and illegal withdrawal of their employment letters on Dec. 3, 2013.
Joined all through the go successfully with are the Governing Board, Nigeria Safety and civil Defence Corps, Fireplace Service, Immigration and Jail Service and the Commandant Major,NSCDC as 2nd and 4th defendants with the Corps and inside minister as 1st and third defendants.
They educated the Courtroom docket that they have been appropriately recruited into the corps on April 16, 2012 by way of industrial however have been on Dec. 3, 2013 tricked into submitting distinctive copies of their appointment letters on the guise of “straightening our information.”
The officers claimed that they have been 105 officers that attended the so-called screening to ‘straighten their information’ readily carried out by some visiting officers from the Corps’ Headquarters in Abuja however that on the tip, 36 appointment letters have been returned with out theirs.
In line with the claimants, provided that retrieval of their appointment letters and purported verbal suspension on Dec. 3, 2013, none of them has acquired any letter of communication telling them every they’re sacked or not.
They prayed the courtroom to declare their verbal and oral suspension by the Corps as null, void and of no impression and order the defendants to instantly reinstate them to their establishment all through the completely different instructions of the Corps as posted in April 2012, as quickly as they have been lawfully employed.
Justice Kenneth Amadi, mounted April 15 for adoption of written addresses.