The National Industrial Court in Ibadan on Monday stopped the University of Ibadan management from ejecting a sacked lecturer, Dr Adenike Ogunshe, from her official residence, pending the determination of a suit.
The Microbiology lecturer is challenging the institution and its council over the unlawful termination of her appointment.
The institution had also directed the claimant to vacate her quarters on the institution’s campus.
Counsel to the claimant, Mr Femi Aborisade, urged the court to stop the university from carrying out the directive.
Justice Firstina Kola-Olalere granted the motion and instructed the institution not to eject the claimant from her official residence.
The judge, however, adjourned the case till January 19, for hearing.
UI terminated claimant’s appointment over alleged misconduct
Aborisade had earlier told the court that the appointment of his client was wrongly terminated. He also added that the institution did not follow due process in termination the claimant’s appointment.
He described the termination of the appointment of his client as 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. He also asked the court to reinstall the claimant to her position, without any loss of earnings, salaries and allowances.
He also urged the court to order the respondents to pay N8 million as general damages for failure to give the equitable three months notice before termination of the claimant’s appointment