The Respondent applied for and was offered temporary appointment with the 1st Appellant subjectto interview and confirmation at a later date. The 2nd Appellant who was a member of the boardthat interviewed the Respondent discovered that the Respondent did not attend one of the schoolsthat he claimed to have attended and on that basis, his temporary appointment was rescinded.
Aggrieved by the actions of the Appellants, the Respondent instituted an action for breach ofcontract and libel against the Appellants at the Federal High Court, Jos, Plateau State. The trialjudge delivered judgment in favour of the Respondent. Dissatisfied by the judgment, theAppellants appealed to the Court of Appeal, Jos Division praying that the court set aside thejudgment of the trial court.