Court restrains UNICAL from replacing bursar

 University of Calabar

University of Calabar

The National Industrial Court I Uyo, Akwa Ibom state has restrained the University of Calabar from fielding anyone as bursar of the University pending the determination of the motion on notice before the court.

The former Bursar of the University, Mr. Peter Agi (claimant) was in controversial circumstances, suspended in August last year and eventually sacked by the management of the university in November over allegations of fraud and others and he dragged the school, the Vice Chancellor and the Registrar to court, seeking redress insisting that due process was not followed.

Agi lost the matter in the Industrial court in Calabar last week but proceeded to the Industrial Court in Uyo on 23 January, 2017, through his counsels  Chidimma Nancy Nwajiobi and Michael Nkwan with an expert application for an interlocutory injunction restraining the respondent (University of Calabar and two others) from interviewing or employing any person or persons in place of the claimant/applicant as Bursar of the University of Calabar pending the determination of motion or notice filed and served on the respondent.

Upon hearing the affidavit of urgency in the support of the interim injunction sworn to by Agi and submissions from his counsels, the court in an injunction signed by the Registrar, Mr. Peter Ortese ordered “an interim injunction restraining the respondents from interviewing or employing any persons or persons in place of the claimant as Bursar of the University of Calabar is hereby granted pending the determination of the motion on the notice for interlocutory injunction”.Accordingly, the court adjourned the motion on notice to be heard on the 31 January, 2017.

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