Why we ex­pelled law grad­u­ate – NLS

Daily Trust - - LAW - By John Chuks Azu

The Nige­rian Law School, Bwari, FCT has ex­plained the rea­son for the ex­pul­sion of the law grad­u­ate who re­cently com­pleted his court at­tach­ment pro­gramme of the school, Oluse­gun Bello.

In a state­ment by its spokesman Chinedu Ukekwe yes­ter­day, the school said the school and the le­gal pro­fes­sion do not con­done the “type of be­hav­iour con­stantly ex­hib­ited by Mr. Bello.”

The school had ad­mit­ted the stu­dent de­spite re­ceiv­ing re­port of the con­duct of the stu­dent for which he was rus­ti­cated from the Uni­ver­sity of Ibadan in the 2008/2009 Aca­demic Ses­sion for “dis­rupt­ing the peace and tran­quil­ity of the Uni­ver­sity Cam­pus.”

Ukekwe stated that rather than com­mence his pro­gramme in 2012, the Coun­cil of Le­gal Ed­u­ca­tion de­cided to ad­mit him for the 2016/2017 aca­demic ses­sion on pro­ba­tion, sub­ject to good char­ac­ter.

The school re­gret­ted that the stu­dent be­gan to dis­rupt ac­tiv­i­ties on cam­pus and hos­tel of the school some­time in March 2017 when he had a quar­rel with a fel­low stu­dent.

He said the stu­dent re­fused to re­ceive queries is­sued to him on sev­eral oc­ca­sions and in­stead pe­ti­tioned the Po­lice, United Na­tions and the Amnesty In­ter­na­tional ac­cus­ing the school of bias.

Coun­sel to Bello, Hakim Bakare in a letter to the Nige­rian Law School, had ac­cused the school of “con­tin­u­ous threat, in­tim­i­da­tion and un­just vic­tim­iza­tion.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.