The National Industrial Court, Abuja, has fixed Sept.14 for hearing of the suit instituted by Maj.-Gen. Ijioma Ijioma against the Nigeria Army Council. Ijioma, the claimant, is challenging his purported retirement by the Nigeria Army Council through a letter dated June 9, 2016. He joined the Minister of Defence and the Chief of Army Staff as co- respondents.
The judge, Justice Edith Agbakoba, fixed the date to enable the claimant’s counsel, Mr Godwin Iyinbor, respond to the processes filed by the Nigeria Army Council. Recall that the court had on June 7 adjourned hearing of the case to allow the council filed its statement of defence. The Minister of Defence and Chief of Defence Staff were represented in court by their counsel, Mr Paul Imafidor. However, the Nigeria Army Council was not represented in court by any counsel