Embattled Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has filed a notice of discontinuance in a suit challenging his sack from the position.
The decision to withdraw the case, according to his lawyers, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) and Ebun Adegboruwa (SAN), followed his deference to the authority of the Visitor to the university, President Muhammadu Buhari.
He, however, clarified that the National Industrial Court (NIC), which he earlier approached, had neither sat nor conducted any proceedings in respect of the matter.
The institution’s Governing Council, chaired by Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), purportedly removed Ogundipe.
In a statement by one of his lawyers, Ogundipe said: “Contrary to the falsehood being peddled by mischief makers, the National Industrial Court has never sat or conduct any proceedings in respect of the court case. No court proceedings ever took place at all and so no decision or ruling has been rendered by the court. (Guardian)