Further to our recent piece about the British Council’s non-compliance with a court order in Nigeria, we hear things have moved on, and that their deputy director is now threatened with prison custody. Moreover the writ being brought by the lawyers of the unjustifiably dismissed Awuese Oku, and which names the defendants in that case as The British Council, Dr John Richards and Philip Goodwin, seeks to have the premises of the British Council sealed and sequestered, and their car seized.
Here’s a bit I like: "The Defendants would not have done what they did in their Home Country, United Kingdom". Well, as some of us know to our cost, the British Council has few qualms about engaging in sharp practice here in the UK, but publicly defying the High Court would probably be out of their league. However they do expect to get away with such actions when dealing with Johnny Foreigner. For goodness' sake. These people are paid for by us, and are supposed to act in our interests and in our names. They just don’t.
The court will hear the case on April Fools’ Day.