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Court fixes date for judgement on discharge of unmarried pregnant policewoman

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A Federal Excessive Court docket in Ado-Ekiti has fastened October sixth for judgment in a swimsuit filed by the Ekiti Authorities, difficult the obligatory discharge of an single pregnant policewoman from service.

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The swimsuit was earlier filed by Wale Fapohunda, the Legal professional-Normal of the state.

Justice Babs Kuewumi fastened the date on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti after events adopted their written addresses.

NAN experiences that the Ekiti Legal professional Normal has filed a swimsuit with swimsuit quantity: AD/CS/8/2021 in search of an order of the court docket to declare the motion of Inspector-Normal of the Police,(IG) in opposition to Omolola Olajide, unlawful.

It may be recalled that Olajide was discharged on Jan. 20 by the sign ”CJ/4161/EKS/SHQ Vol. 30/22 on the grounds that she was pregnant outdoors marriage.

The state’s Police Counsel, CSP Femi Falade, whereas adopting his addresses, argued that the Legal professional-Normal of the Federation was the right individual to be sued.

Falade argued that the Legal professional-Normal of Ekiti lacked the “locus standi”, to institute the swimsuit.

He additionally argued that the discharged constable had filed an identical swimsuit on the Nationwide Industrial Court docket.

The respondent’s counsel additionally added that no pre-action discover was served on the Police Service Fee, which he mentioned was obligatory.

Nonetheless, the Ekiti Legal professional-Normal prayed the court docket to discountenance the submissions of the counsel to the police and uphold his prayers.

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