The Chairman of Ambrose Alli University (AAU) branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Monday Igbafen, has given the university management thirty days to retract what he called “Defamatory Materials” which were published in the institution’s bulletin of Feb. 13, 2019.
Igbafen, who is an Associate Professor, said that the publication was widely distributed to several media houses, which gave it prominent places in their Newspapers.
The AAU ASUU Chairman in a letter titled: “Defamation of Dr. M.L. Igbafen: Demand for Refraction, Apology and Damages” by his lawyer, Osehon Irebhude & Co. to the university demanded a written apology to be published in the university bulletin and in at least four national dailies.
The lawyer is also asking the university management to pay his client the sum of N200m as compensation for the injury he suffered by reason of the said offensive publication.
“By reason of the publication of the aforementioned allegation, our client has been injured in his character, credit and reputation and has been exposed to odium, hatred and ridicule and has suffered damages,” the lawyer stated.
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