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Court docket voids suspension of UNIOSUN alumni exco, awards N3m damages

An Osun Train Excessive Court docket sitting in Osogbo has pronounced that the suspension of the Nationwide Govt Council, NEC, of the University of Osun, UNIOSUN, alumni is null and void.

The court docket made this pronouncement in a judgment on Thursday.

The Board of Trustees, BoT, of UNIOSUN had reportedly suspended the alumni EXCO against the constitution of the affiliation.

The Court docket in a judgement delivered by Justice M. O. Dismay moreover held that the selection of the BoT to suspend the NEC was in contravention of the affiliation’s constitution.

Justice Dismay moreover awarded a sum of three million Naira as damages against the defendants.

DAILY POST recollects that two of the NEC members, Basit Abubakar; Total Secretary and Tobi Oyesowo; the Acceptable Adviser own approached the Court docket to scenario the selection of the BoT to suspend the general EXCO members over alleged nefarious misconduct.

The court docket held, “On the general, the plod neatly with of the Plaintiffs succeeds and I hereby grant the following Reliefs in their favour and against the Defendants, that is:

“Declaration that the suspension of the Plaintiffs as members of the Nationwide Govt Council of the UNIOSUN Alumni Association by the 2 Defendant is ultra vires, null and void, having been accomplished in contravention of the Associations’ Constitution.

“An Boom surroundings aside the mentioned suspension of the Plaintiffs made by the Defendants earlier than the expiration of their tenure of office on Twenty eighth May maybe maybe maybe well also, 2023.

“A sum of N1,500,000:00 (One Million, 5 Hundred Thousand Naira) in favour of each and every of the Plaintiff as damages for their illegal suspension from office by the Defendants.”

Clarifying that the damages were for the 2 plaintiffs as the plod neatly with was now not brought in representative skill, the Court docket held that, “It is some distance well-known to demonstrate that the Plaintiffs’ plod neatly with is now not brought in representative skill and therefore, the reliefs to be granted are these entitled to by them as folks and now not as a body of Nationwide Govt Council (NEC).”

On the opposite hand, the court docket declined to reinstate the NEC for completion of their tenure.

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