Monday, 3 July 2017

Ex-Loyola Jesuit Staff Prevails On Court To Order School To Pay Her N500M In Damages

Mrs Emily Amedu, an ex-staff of Loyola Jesuit College, on Monday pleaded with the National Industrial Court, Abuja, to prevail on Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, to pay her N500m damages.

The seamstress told the Justice Ebeye Isele led court that the termination of her appointment by the school back in 2015, was illegal, null and void, and not in accordance with the school’s handbook.

It would be recalled that the seamstress had dragged the school to court over alleged injuries sustained while performing tasks for the school.

Amedu  in her suit revealed she sustained the injury after she was asked to get uniforms from a stack of materials in a toilet attached to the school’s dining hall, used as a store. On getting there, she fell and hit her back on the wash hand slab, injuring her spinal cord in the process.

The seamstress then alleged her appointment with the school was in December 2015, and refused to shoulder expenses for her surgeries, NAN reports.

She therefore, prayed the court to prevail on the school to effect her proper retirement, with all allowances and accrued benefits.

In her adopted statements, she also sought the court’s intervention to prevail on the school to pay the medical bills she incurred and take care of her deteriorating health.

Reacting to the claims, the school’s counsel, Mr Joseph Nwabufo, told the court he has filed three notices in response to the claimant’s earlier motion.

The judge adjourned the case until Oct. 16 for continuation of hearing.

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