By Sani Wilson Enemona
Reinstatement of a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Adamu Damji Abare who was sacked by the Sokoto police command in 2019 has been ordered by the The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN).
Presiding judge, Justice R. B Haastrup of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria Sokoto division gave the order while passing judgement filed by the officer on his dismissal.
Daily Star Nigeria gathered that the plaintiff filed the suit against the Police Service Commission over his sack in August 2019 where he claimed that he was illegally sacked for alleged misconduct and forgery.
However, during the judgment, she declared that the termination of his appointment by an administrative panel was null and void explaining that forgery allegation is a criminal offense which should be determined by a court not administrative panel.
She added that they also punished the complainant without fair hearing.
The presiding judge further said that the defendants failed to defend their action and therefore ruled that the dismissal was unconstitutional.
She directed that the police officer be reinstated to his rank with same salary, emoluments and all entitlements until his appointment is lawfully terminated.