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Plaintiff cross-examined in WASS Proprietor’s case

Jul 27, 2011, 1:38 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Nguakem Nkemngu, the plaintiff who dragged Eleme C. Humble and Bakary Ceesay of the West African Secondary School before the Kanifing Industrial Tribunal, was recently cross-examined by the defendant’s counsel.

He revealed under cross-examination that the first defendant was an employee of the West African Secondary School (WASS).

When shown exhibit D, the plaintiff said that it was a reapplication for a teaching position as math teacher.

He revealed that there was no agreement as at 25 October, but his contract ended on 1st October 2010.

When it was put to him by the defendant’s counsel as to whether he was paid gratuity pursuant to his contract, Mr Nkemngu replied in the affirmative.

According to him, the principal who headed the meeting told all staff present at the meeting to reapply for their positions, which he did on 25 October 2010.

The plaintiff denied receiving his termination letter on 13 December 2010 and that he signed for the receipt of a letter on the same date.

“I worked the whole of December 2010 and I was signing attendance register, but not every day,” he told the tribunal

Quizzed whether he was aware that there was no result compiled in December 2010, the plaintiff said: “I did compile results in 2010.”

Chairman of the tribunal, Ngube, adjourned the case till 27 July 2011.

Readers would recall that Mr Nkemngu’s claim was for D155, 550 for damages from the defendants for wrongful termination of his employment, interest of 25% and cost.