EVIDENCE – BURDEN OF PROOF/ONUS OF PROOF – On whom lies the burden of proof in a case of wrongful termination of employment; how same is discharged


“…an employee (as in the instant case), who complains that he was wrongly terminated has the onus to place before the Court the terms and conditions of the contract of employment and to prove the way and manner those terms were breached by the employer. See also Ziideeh v. Rivers State Civil Service Commission (2007) LPELR-3544 SC.” Per ABDU ABOKI, JSC in U.T.C. (NIG) PLC v. PETERS (2022-LCER-46526-SC) (Pp 24 – 24; Paras E – F)

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