JAMB Spokesperson sues Total Health Trust over breach of contract, claims N800m

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

The spokesman of the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB, Mr. Fabian Benjamin, has dragged the Total Health Trust before a federal capital Territory High court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, over breach of contract of the health insurance.

He is also, praying the court to award the sum of N800m in his favour as general damages.

The Court had last week, granted Fabian Benjamin permission to amend his statement in his suit against Total Health Trust Limited over breach of contract of health insurance.

With Suit No: CV/3121/2019, the matter came up on Tuesday, June 23 and was presided over by Justice O. O. Goodluck.

Justice Goodluck in her ruling, however granted the application of the claimant’s counsel, Chris Alashi to amend its statement of claim, just as the matter was subsequently adjourned to October 6 and 7 respectively for hearing.

Part of the amended statement of claim reads that: “The the claimant is a Public Servant (employee); a staff of Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB.

“The defendant is a registered company and duly registered with the National Health Insurance Scheme and known as a Health Maintenance Insurance Organization.

“The claimant avers that he undertook a health insurance policy with the defendant in Abuja as his insurer with Policy Number THT411625 in the year 2004”.

The defendant’s counsel though served with hearing notice, was however absent in court.

The Court had in October last year ordered the defendant to appear before it within 30 days, after which judgement would be served in its absence.