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Court to rule on alleged unpaid pension suit March 2

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The National Industrial Court, Abuja, has fixed March 2, for ruling in a case of unpaid pension instituted by Mr Charles Ademu against the Dansa Foods Company Limited.

Ademu, who was a Regional Manager of Dansa Foods Ltd. was said to have resigned from the company on Feb. 28, 2015, on ground of ill health.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Edith Agbakoba, fixed the date after listening to the submissions of claimant’s counsel Mr Agoli Sadiq.

Sadiq brought an application for summary judgment in favour of the claimant.

The court then fixed March 2, to give judgment in the case.

Earlier, while moving the application, Sadiq said that it was trite law that where there was no defence, judgment could be entered in favour of the claimant.

“This application is for summary judgment, the rule is that if there was no defence on the other side, the clamant comes by way of application for summary judgment in his favour,’’ he said.

He said that the exhibits tendered by the claimant in court “speaks for it selves’’.

Sadiq urged the court to grant the reliefs sought by the claimant as the defendant had not denied owing the claimant his terminal benefits.

“I urge my Lord to grant the reliefs of the claimant as contained in the originating summons; we are not asking for more, just what he is entitled to,’’ he argued.

The claimant wants the court to direct the respondent to pay all his entitlements, accrued gratuities, as well as his accrued pension.

Newsverge reports that the respondent was not represented by counsel in court.

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