Man sues Dantata and Sawoe for N50m over loss of eye

The man said he lost one of his eyes while serving the company.

A former employee of Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company in Abuja, Shedrack Ishiekweme, has sued the company, claiming N50 million for the loss of an eye in an industrial accident.

Mr. Ishiekweme told the National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Tuesday that he lost of one of his eyes following injuries sustained while serving the company.

The claimant filed the suit in 2011 after he lost his right eye while working for the construction company. He argued that the sum of N650, 000 paid by the defendant, purported to be compensation for the loss, was inadequate.

Counsel to the claimant, Esther Ogiji, prayed the court to adjourn the matter to enable her to respond to the written address of the defendant (Dantata and Sawoe). She told the court that she had not been served the address before now.

Justice Maureen Sowe adjourned the case to June 27 for adoption of written addresses following the application by Ms. Ogiji.


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