The sacked vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has withdrawn his suit instituted against the school’s governing council chaired by Wale Babalakin.
Ogundipe’s lawyers, Tayo Oyetibo and Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa disclosed on Friday, August 21, disclosed that the discontinuance of the case by their client was due to deference to the authority of President Muhammadu Buhari, PM News reports.
The duo revealed that Ogundipe has enough time to defend himself against the allegations that led to the decision of the council.
They also denied claims that the court presiding over the case has given its verdict and called on the public to disregard such news, since, according to them, it is fake.
Part of the said letter to this regard read: “This is to defer to the authority of the president as the visitor of the university as Professor Ogundipe has enough time to challenge his purported removal.
“This falsehood is being spread to malign the court and blackmail the judiciary by enemies of the rule of law and due process.”