An employee of the Citibank Nigeria Limited, Adebisi Omojola has dragged her employer to court over alleged illegal dismissal.
The suit is filed by her counsel, Abayomi Alagbada.
Mr. Alagbada in suit number NICN/LA/422/2022 led before the National Industrial Court sitting in Lagos is seeking an order of Mandatory Injunction to reverse the decision made on November 25, 2022 and restore the claimant back to her position as Assistant General Manager, AGM, with her salaries and other benefits fully restored.
She was dismissed after a suit was initiated to prevent the action pending the determination of the originating suit.
Joined in the suit is another employee of Citibank, Mr. Gboyega Oloyede who the Claimant had accused of victimisation and harassment in her earlier petition to the company and the Court.
The 13-paragraphs affidavit in support deposed to by one Eucharia Patrick in the Law firm of AAGU Legal, Solicitor to the Claimant claimed that the court processes commenced on November 4, 2022 and were served on the Defendants/Respondents.
He said that despite the pendency of the matter, the Defendants/Respondents on November 25, 2022 sent her a letter via E-mail informing her of the decision of the company to terminate her appointment with immediate effect.
In the affidavit, it was averred that the action is a flagrant disregard to the process of the court.
It was also averred that the Claimant is a single mother of three whose means of livelihood depends on her job and by extension her salary.
This she claimed that their survival has now been jeopardised.
Mr. Alagbada’s Legal Firm want the court to compel the reversal of the decision to sack her client in the interest of justice.
She was employed by Citibank Nigeria Limited in the year 2013, now she has risen to the position of Assistant General Manager, but things fell apart between the Bank and Adebisi Omojola.
The reason is not far fetched, Adebisi Omojola earlier claimed a case of harassment, intimidation, bullying and attempt to force her out of job.
But for now, her lawyer claimed that the Bank has resorted to self help in utmost disregard to the sanctity of the court.