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Court stops UI from ejecting sacked lecturer from quarters

The National Industrial Court, Ibadan division, on Monday, restrained the University of Ibadan from ejecting, a sacked lecturer, Dr Adenike Ogunshe, from her official residence pending the determination of the suit.

Dr Ogunshe, a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science of the university, is challenging the institution and its council, over unlawful termination of her appointment.

The institution, which claimed that the lecturer’s appointment was terminated over alleged misconduct, had also directed the claimant to vacate her quarters on the institution’s campus.

The counsel to the claimant, Mr Femi Aborisade, in a motion exparte urged the court to stop the University of Ibadan from carrying out the directive.

Justice Firstina Kola-Olalere, granted the motion and instructed the University of Ibadan not to eject the claimant from her official residence.

The judge, however, adjourned till January 19 for hearing of the suit.

Aborisade had earlier told the court that the appointment of his client was wrongly terminated, adding that the institution did not follow due process.

He further said  the termination of the appointment of his client was unconstitutional, unlawful and a violation of her constitutionally guaranteed right to life, natural justice and fair hearing.

The counsel urged the court to set aside the purported termination of the appointment and reinstate the claimant to her position without any loss of earnings, salaries and allowances.