The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has been accused of contempt of court and lawlessness.
Despite an ongoing suit filed by the Director of Works, Engr Tunde Oloko, the official has been forcefully ejected.
Oloko was thrown out of his official residence by security operatives. The property has been sealed.
In an SOS to Republican Nigeria on Monday, the Director alleged that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Toyin Ogundipe is corrupt.
Oloko said he is being punished for “escalating corrupt practices done by the VC on University Capital projects.”
“No formal notice was served to quit on the official accommodation and it is only a court of competent jurisdiction that can order me to vacate my official accommodation.
“This is the height of lawlessness. This is sad. In a case involving a citadel of learning being represented by a Professor of Law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, this is highly reprehensible.
“This is most embarrassing and disgraceful. I am utterly disappointed that the VC of UNILAG and Prof Osipitan, a SAN, would appear to have allowed this ill-conceived gangsterism under his watch.
“This is what our Professor of Law and SAN did in this matter, taking the law into his hands with the entire University of Lagos Management support.
“The VC, through the University security, has thrown some of my luggage out of the house and locked others in the apartment.
“I am calling on well-meaning Nigerians, the Press, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) to please save my soul from these,” Oloko appealed.
When contacted, UNILAG Registrar, Oladejo Azeez said he could not comment on the matter.
Head of Public Affairs, Nonye Oguama assured that the institution will issue a press release.
“The university will make a statement concerning that, very soon. Thank you”, Oguama told Republican Nigeria.
The allegation of corruption against UNILAG management comes one week after Ogundipe and other officials received the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The school authority and the anti-corruption agency agreed to work together in tackling the menace of cybercrime.