By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana Professor Jacob Opadeyi has secured an interim injunction against the President of the University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) Dr Melissa Ifill over some remarks she made about him.
According to the court documents obtained by iNews, Professor Opadey is seeking damages over a statement released by Ifill on the 23rd day of June, 2015.
“The Defendant disseminated an e-mail to dozens of persons, including junior and senior staff at the University of Guyana, students and others, which contained a document titled, “Petition of No Confidence in University of Guyana’s Vice Chancellor Professor Jacob Opadeyi” in which she falsely and maliciously published the following defamatory words of and concerning the Plaintiff: “… failure to honour contracts with employees including illegally withholding legitimate payments due to staff; … circumvention and breach of University financial systems, practices and procedures; … financial mismanagement and impropriety including but not limited to system override at the bursary;… repeated failure to meet legal obligations to transfer deductions from worker’s salaries to various bodies…” the court document states.
According to Opadeyi, the statements are purely intended to sully his character.
“The said words and publications were calculated and intended to disparage the Plaintiff’s character, standing and reputation,” the documents further stated.
Opadeyi is seeking $10M in damages.