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Former-DSS spokesperson Marilyn Ogar challenges compulsory retirement in court

Former-DSS spokesperson Marilyn Ogar challenges compulsory retirement in court

- The former spokesperson of DSS, Marilyn Ogar, faults her retirement seven years before before due date

- She wants the court to among others things declare that her retirement was illegal and nullify her demotion from deputy director to assistant director

The former spokesperson of Department of State Service (DSS), Marilyn Ogar, has filed a suit before the national industrial court in Abuja , challenging her compulsory retirement from service in September 2015.

Ogar was retired along 14 other officers in 2015, seven years before she was due for retirement.

When the case came up for mention on Friday, May 11, the respondents’ counsel were not present in court.

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The claimant’s counsel, Adeola Adedipe, informed the court that the defendants were served originating summon and hearing notice.

Adedipe said that although the defendants had entered conditional appearance, they did not file any counter processes within 14 days of service of the originating summon.

The judge, Justice Olufunke Anuwe, ordered that the defendants be served hearing notice and adjourned the case until June 25, for hearing.

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Orgar, wants the court to among others things: declare that her retirement was illegal, nullify her demotion from deputy director to assistant director.

Joined in the suit are the attorney- general of the federation and the director-general of DSS.

In other news, the federal government has strongly condemned the assassination of a Nigerian immigration Attaché I, Habibu Almu, in the Nigerian mission in Khartoum, Sudan.

According to a statement from the ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson, Tope Elias-Fatile, on Friday, May 11, in Abuja, the federal government described the killing as unfortunate, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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