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Dismissed! Court throws out 225 ex-soldiers case against Chief of Defence Staff

In their suit, the ex-military officers described as unlawful deductions made by the CDS on their end-of-service benefits.

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The commercial division of the High Court has dismissed a case brought before it by some 275 retired military officers who sued the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) over under-payment of their gratuities.

The ex-military officers who were recruited within the year 1988 and 1989 had served for over 25 years before commencing their terminal leave in December 2014.

In their suit, the ex-military officers described as unlawful deductions made by the CDS on their end-of-service benefits.

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They prayed the court for an order to be directed at the CDS and the A-G to cause them to pay the deductions made on their entitlements as approved by the government.

The further prayed the court to compel the CDS to pay interests on the amounts deducted from their entitlements, as well as other costs, including legal fees.

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