By Innocent Anaba
Former Head, Finance and Account of Interconnect Clearing House Nigeria Ltd., Mrs. Foluke Tomomewo, has instituted a winding-up proceeding against the company for the alleged refusal of the company to pay her severance benefit.
Tomomewo, who was sacked less than a month after she was promoted, did not challenge her sack, but had asked the company for the payment of her severance benefit, so that she can move on, contending that the company allegedly refused to pay.
She is claiming against Interconnect Clearing House, the sum of N5.9 million, and also praying the court to wind-up the company for its failure to pay the money.
The petitioner, who was employed in the company in 2007, is contending that she was recently promoted by a letter dated March 24, 2010, only to be sacked by another letter dated March 31, 2010 and only came to court after efforts to get the company pay her severance benefit failed.
According to her, she had through her lawyer, written the company for the settlement of the debt, while the company even though replied, acknowledging owing her, had refused to pay her, contending that the company is insolvent and unable to pay.
She is praying the court to wind-up the company under the Companies and Allied Matters Act and also appoint a liquidator to supervise the winding up process so that her debt would be paid, and other creditors as may be entitled by their claims.