By Farooq Kperogi
I’ve just read that the crooks at the Fraudsters’ University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), led by their VC, Nnenna Oti, have sued ASUU for advising the university to rescind its fraudulent award of an unmerited, political fraudfessorship to Isa Ali Pantami who hasn’t even met the basic criteria that FUTO’s governing board has established for appointment or promotion to professorship, which is 12 years of post-PhD teaching and research experience.
American defamation lawyers call FUTO’s shameful legal antic “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation” (SLAPP). I call it litigious terrorism.
As I wrote elsewhere in the past, litigious terrorism is the intentional intimidation, coercion, or instilling of fear in journalists and critics through frivolous lawsuits that are designed to shut down scrutiny of plaintiffs’ questionable lives.
What FUTO did by appointing Pantami a “professor” is clearly a violation of its own laws. It’s also a violation of federal laws, which forbid dual employment by a person within the same federal government.
It is the fraudsters at FUTO who should be sued. But, Nigeria being what it is, it the fraudsters that are suing conscientious people who are calling attention to their fraud. Good gracious!
FUTO’s VC also asked barely literate lawyers to send me a cease-and-desist letter that was so riddled with unspeakably embarrassing grammatical errors and infantile legal reasoning that I thought it was a prank by a comedian. It actually made me laugh.
I realized it wasn’t a prank when I was mailed a copy of the letter at my place of work. But the idiots haven’t gone ahead to sue months after I refused to take down the articles they complained about on my blog and social media pages.
The fraudsters at FUTO want to cower people into silence and muzzle public conversation about their daylight fraud. But we will not allow them.
Pantami’s promotion or appointment to professor at FUTO is shameless, in-your-face abuse of political power, and people of conscience will continue to call attention to it for as long as it exists.
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