Kaduna State University, KASU, lecturer, Dr. John Danfulani, who was suspended by the school authorities for an alleged inciteful Facebook comments has dragged KASU to the National Industrial Court in Kaduna for unlawful suspension.
The embattled lecturer was arrested and detained two weeks ago. He was later charged to court and granted bail.
Danfulani in a press Statement issued Thursday expressed displeasure over the unfair manner KASU authorities suspended him.
The lecturer who thanked all those who stood by him during his detention and court case, maintained that his struggle for an open society, promotion of responsible and responsive government, transparency in governance and respect for voices of dissent was unstoppable.
The statement further reads: “peter-out even in the face of mobilization of state power against me as clearly demonstrated in this case.
“I shall soldier-on and dare against those who want to condense the frontiers of liberty and freedom in Kaduna State and Nigeria at large.”
In the statement, notice of the suit with reference Suit No: NICN/KD/06/2016, entered by Barr. James Kanyip Esq and Manasseh Adams Esq on behalf of Danfulani, was served to the claimant against the defendants – KASU, the Vice Chancellor, VC, of KASU and the Governing Council of KASU.
According to the statement, in the suit, Danfulani made seven demands. Among the demands he wanted the court to make are:
“A declaration that the procedure and process adopted and followed by the 1st and 2nd defendants, (KASU and its VC) leading to the purported suspension of the claimant from duty as contained in the internal memorandum dated 8th of January, 2016 and entitled ‘suspension from duty’ are illegal, wrong, void and of no effect whatsoever.
“Setting aside or quashing all the procedures of processes taken by the 1st and 2nd defendants leading to the purported suspension of the claimant as contained in the internal memorandum dated 8th of January, 2016 and entitled: ‘suspension from duty’ which purported to suspend the claimant from duty.
“An order compelling the defendants to pay the complainant all the arrears of his salaries, entitlements, emoluments, allowances and other perquisites of office that he lost as a result of the purported suspension.
“An order or perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, either by themselves, or through any other person or agent from terminating or purporting to terminate the appointment of claimant with the 1st defendant.”
The case comes up on 22 February.
Danfulani urged his supporters to remain peaceful and law abiding, adding, “God will vindicate me.”
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