Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the sacked Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, has dragged the Governing Council and Wale Babalakin, the Pro-Chancellor of the institution to court.
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The Punch reports that he has engaged Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, to file a suit to challenge his removal from office.
Ogundipe stated in the letter that the act of the Governing Council of the university “purportedly removing” him from office was “illegal and unconstitutional”, adding that it was “carried out without due process and contrary to the University Act and other extant laws governing discipline, suspension and removal of the Vice-Chancellor of the university”.
“I hereby formally brief you to institute legal proceedings against the Council, Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos and others based on their illegal and unconstitutional act of purportedly removing me from office as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos.
“I honestly believe that this action was carried out without due process and contrary to the University Act and other extant laws governing discipline, suspension and removal of the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
“I humbly urge you to use your legal experience to redress this grave injustice meted out to me,” his letter to Ozekhome read.
Ogundipe was sacked on Wednesday after a sitting of the Council at the National Universities Commission in Abuja.