Godwin Tsa, Abuja
The National Industrial Court, sitting in Abuja, on Monday, dismissed the suit brought by a former spokesperson of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mrs. Marilyn Ogar, challenging her compulsory retirement from the service.
Marilyn Ogar and 44 others were demoted and compulsorily retired by the Federal Government in September 2015.
Delivering judgment in the suit, Justice Olufunke Anuwe, held that the Originating Summons filed by Marilyn Ogar was invalid and dead on the ground that same was filed two years and seven months after President Muhammadu Buhari approved her compulsory retirement from office.
In addition, the Judge held that the original summons failed to disclose any reasonable cause of action neither was it served on the Attorney-General of the Federation, the DSS and the agency’s Director-General who are the Dfendants in the case.
The former DSS spokesperson had asked the court to nullify her retirement and reinstate her with all her ranks, salaries and benefits to the employment of the Federal Government.
She further asked the court to set aside her purported demotion from assistant director to chief security intelligence officer.