A retired Ogun State judge, Hezekiah Solanke, has sued the Ogun State Government for the non-payment of his retirement benefits. The judge retired from service in February 2017 at the age of 62 years. Mr Solanke said he had written a ‘distress letter’ to the governor to complain about the nonpayment of his pension and gratuity but he still was not paid.
The former judge in a suit at the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Ibadan, Oyo State, named the Ogun State governor and the state’s attorney-general as defendants. The suit is scheduled for further hearing next week.
The retired judge prayed the court to issue an order directing the defendants to pay him his retirement benefits, including his responsibility allowance, accommodation allowance, furniture allowance and general damages for failure to pay his pension as at when due.
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