Delta Assembly orders re-instatement of dismissed lecturer


From Osakhare Erese, Asaba

Delta State House of Assembly on Thursday, reversed the dismissal of Edward Besmart Dighori from the service of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, directing the Governing Council of the university to obey and comply with the judgment of the Magistrate Court, Isiokolo, delivered in favour of Mr. Digbori.

The resolution of the House was sequel to the adoption of the recommendations of the report of the public petitions committee on the alleged unjust dismissal of Chief Besmart Digbori from the service of Delta State University.

The petitioner, Mr. Digbori of the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy of the Delta State University approached the House through the member representing Warri South II Constituency, Hon. Dennis Omovie, alleging that he was unjustly dismissed from the service of the university by the university’s management.

He is seeking a declaration from the Honourable House to reverse his dismissal after the magistrate court at Abraka delivered a judgment in his favour on the February 19, 2013 by his Worship Mr. Omonemu in the matter by the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Police Command vs Ernest Diamond Besmart Digbori.

The second judgment being that of High Court of Justice, Isiokolo delivered on the 22nd of May, 2014, discharging and acquitting the petition, Dr. Edward Besmart Digbori of all charges brought against him by the police immediately without any further delay.

Part of the recommendation of the House Committee whose report was presented by its Chairman, Mrs. Orezi Esievo and adopted by the university’s management should reverse the dismissal and re-instate the petitioner, Dr. Edward Besmart Digbori, into the service of the university with effect from 1st January, 2012.

Accordingly, the house presided over by the Speaker, Mr. Monday Igbuya, directed the university’s management to retire Mr. Digbori officially, with affect from December 31, 2012 which is the official retirement date on record.



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