Ex­pelled law stu­dent sues Nige­rian Law School

Daily Trust - - HEALTH - By John Chuks Azu

The law grad­u­ate ex­pelled by the Nige­rian Law School (NLS), Kay­ode Bello has filed a suit be­fore a Fed­eral High Court in Abuja seek­ing his re­call to the school.

In an orig­i­nat­ing summons brought by his lawyer, Ademu­luyi Ayo, the ex­pelled stu­dent is seek­ing an order to en­force his fun­da­men­tal rights as a ci­ti­zen un­der chap­ter 4 of the 1999 Con­sti­tu­tion and other in­ter­na­tional laws.

Bello had ac­cused the school of “con­tin­u­ous threat, in­tim­i­da­tion and un­just vic­tim­iza­tion.”

He is also seek­ing for the sum of N10 mil­lion in dam­ages fol­low­ing al­leged mo­lesta­tions by the Coun­cil of Le­gal Ed­u­ca­tion (CLE).

The Nige­rian Law School, Bwari, FCT had in a state­ment by its spokesman Chinedu Ukekwe re­cently said the school ex­pelled the stu­dent for mis­con­duct while on cam­pus.

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.

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