The Benin Division of the Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal filed by the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) where the anti-corruption body challenged the reinstatement of one of its staff, Rhiuyiosa Albert Osarumwense.
Recall that Justice Oyebiola Oyewumi of the National Industrial Court, Akure, Ondo State, in February 2020 ordered the ICPC and the Commission’s chairman to immediately reinstate the Edo State-born Osarumwense, who he said, was wrongfully dismissed by the Commission in October 2015.
In the suit number NICN/BEN/01/2016, Justice Oyewumi ruled that the nature of employment of Osarumwense is one with statutory flavour.
He further ruled that Osarumwense is entitled to be paid all his salaries and other allowances from the month of October 2015 when his employment was determined till the day of his reinstatement.
Delivering his judgment in Appeal No: CA/ B/44M/2021, Justice M. A. Danjuma of the Court of Appeal, held that the ICPC was not ready to go on with its appeal and, therefore, dismissed it.