Ex-DSS Spokesperson Loses Bid To Overturn Her Compulsory Retirement
You remember the former
spokesperson of the Department of State Services, DSS Marilyn Ogar who was
compulsorily retired in 2015?
She had been in court challenging her compulsory retirement, but she has now lost the battle.
The National Industrial Court, sitting in Abuja dismissed the suit she filed over her retirement from office in September 2015.
Delivering judgment in the suit on Monday, Justice Olufunke Anuwe held that the originating summons filed by Marilyn Ogar was invalid and dead because it was filed two years and seven months after President Muhammadu Buhari approved her compulsory retirement from office.
Justice Anuwe further 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 defendants in the case.
Marilyn Ogar and 44 others were demoted and compulsorily retired by the Federal Government in September 2015.
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 had also asked the court to set aside her purported demotion from assistant director to chief security intelligence officer.
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