Justice Zaynab Bashir of the Port Harcourt Judicial Division of the National Industrial Court has found a firm guilty of negligence over the death of its delivery agent, late Chukwuma which occurred in the course of his employment with the firm.


The Court reached the decision when the deceased’s wife, Blessing and Elder brother, Duff averred that since the gruesome killing of the late Chukwuma in the hands of the company’s customers, the company had not supported his family nor paid compensation for its breach of statutory duty.


They alleged that the company failed to ensure adequate protection for late Chukwuma after a failed attempt to deliver customer goods who changed address but was forced to work in a notoriously dangerous location which the company knew or should have known presented a great risk to the life of the deceased.


Justice Bashir having deemed the firm guilty also ordered the firm to pay Chukwuma’s estate the sum of Twelve Million Naira as general and special damages.


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