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A woman, Chiamaka Obioma has dragged her former employer, Otumba Dotun Badamasi who is the chairman and managing director of the Phylote Nigeria Limited before the Upper Area Court, Kubwa, Abuja.

Obioma claimed that sometimes in 2011, the defendants (Otumba Dotun Badamasi and Phylote Nigeria Limited) engaged her services and worked with the company as a staff until when her job was terminated.

“All through the period of service with the defendants, I was very diligent and discharged my duties honestly. My appointment was terminated abruptly without notice and any justification.”

Obioma said as at the time of her termination of appointments, the defendants were owing her the sum of #390,000 and was made to leave without the monies owed by the defendants.

According to the plantiff, the defendants later issued the plantiff a unity bank cheque of #390,000 which she presented to the bank and was dishonoured.

“I immediately brought this to the knowledge of the defendants but I was followed with intimidation in order to make her to forget the money.

“I have made every effort to recover the money but proved abortive and the defendants remained adamant. I have served them several letters of demand but they have refused. I have suffered great loss as a result of the continued refusal of the defendants to pay her,” she explained.
Whereof the plantiff claims against the defendants as follows;
a) The sum of #390,000 being sum owed the plantiff by the defendants
b) The sum of #300,000 as specific damages
c) The sum of #2million as general damages
d) 10% court interest on judgement sum till final liquidation
e) Cost of this action
However, the defendants said the action is statute barred as it is action that bothers on contract and has limitation on period of six years.

The presiding Judge, Hon. Bashir Danmaisule has adjourned the case to January 14, 2020 for continuation of hearing.

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