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Lawyer calls for Malami’s intervention over army’s refusal to reinstate Colonel Ribah Hassan

Colonel Danladi Ribah Hassan

Lawyer calls for Malami’s intervention over army’s refusal to reinstate Colonel Ribah Hassan

Mr. Samuel Zibiri, the lawyer for an “illegally retired” senior officer, Colonel Danladi Ribah Hassan, has asked the Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to intervene and ensure that that Colonel Hassan be reinstated in the Nigerian Army.

The senior officer, along with eight others, were automatically retired on June 9, 2016, by the military authorities.

However, it has been established that the National Labor Court rendered its judgment in favor of Hassan and his eight other colleagues.

In the said judgment of January 8, 2019, Zibiri, in a petition addressed to Malami, revealed that the Court had ordered the reinstatement and payment of salaries and emoluments of Colonel Hassan from the date of his mandatory retirement.

Zibiri, Senior Nigeria Attorney, SAN, in his motion dated January 25, 2022 and seen by PRNigeria, said that the Nigerian Army, rather than reinstating his client (Col. Hassan) as per the trial court judgment, has decided to appeal against this judgment. of the National Labor Court.

“However, the Court of Appeal of December 31, 2021, in a unanimous decision, upheld the decision of the court of first instance and affirmed the judgment.

“The said Court of Appeal, in its wisdom, also ordered that our client be reinstated and that all his allowances, wages and emoluments from the date of his alleged mandatory retirement to the date be paid immediately,” he said. he declares.

Zibiri, called on Malami to use his high and good offices to ensure that court judgments are “respected and implemented, and that the rule of law is ultimately upheld for them.”

By PRNigeria

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