Retired Choose Drags Ogun Governor To Courtroom Over Unpaid Pensions, Gratuity, Others
A retired choose of the Ogun State Excessive Courtroom, Justice Hezekiah Solanke, has dragged Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, to court docket over alleged non-payment of his month-to-month pensions and gratuity working into a number of hundreds of thousands of naira.
The swimsuit, tagged NICN/AB/01/2019, filed since February and which has been slated for listening to on Wednesday earlier than the Ibadan judicial division of the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom of Nigeria, the Lawyer-Common of Ogun State was additionally joined as a defendant.
In an amended assertion of info deposed to by his counsel, Deji Enisenyin Esq., the claimant mentioned he should be paid month-to-month entitlement of the sum of N1, 312,133: 00, together with hire and duty allowance from the state authorities.
He defined that the month-to-month sum included N661, 738 fee by Nationwide Judicial Council, N500,000 duty allowance from the Ogun State Authorities and N150, 395 fundamental on hire.
Whereas the cash has not been paid, the previous choose additionally lamented that his gratuity of N47,236,788 was not paid.
He added that the gratuity was erroneously calculated on 220 p.c as an alternative of 300 p.c of his annual fundamental wage.
Justice Solanke additionally averred that the sum of N5, 414, 220 being his furnishings allowance in each 4 years had not been paid.
Solanke, it was gathered, was employed into the state judiciary in 1992, however voluntarily retired in 2017 after attaining the age of 62 in service.
The previous choose mentioned he has been having points with the fee of his pension and gratuity, prompting him to file the court docket motion after alleged repeated breaches and unjustified delay by the state authorities.
In accordance with him, the event has made him unable to take care of his well being challenges and to satisfy up with numerous household commitments.
The retired choose, subsequently, sought an order of court docket directing the defendants to pay N10,497,064 owed him as pension from June 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018.
He additionally sought an order directing the defendants to pay him N1,185,152 being pension owed from Could 4, 2017 to Could 31, 2017.
Justice Solanke is additional looking for an order to implement fee of his N500,000 duty allowance from February 2018 in addition to N150,000 lodging allowance from December 2018 until judgement is delivered.
The previous choose additionally demanded an order of court docket to make sure fee of N47,236,788 gratuity on account of him.
He additionally prayed the court docket to grant him N15 million as basic damages for failure by the defendants to pay him pension for a interval of eight months (June 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018) with none justification and his gratuity three years after his retirement.
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