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Court Orders EKSU To Reinstate Student Expelled For Alleged Rape, Pay Him N10m In Damages

Justice John Adeyeye of an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has reversed the expulsion of a student, Adedotun Babalola by the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti following an allegation of involvement in rape.

Babalola and Omoteye Olalekan were earlier arraigned before another court presided over by Justice Ayodeji Daramola for an alleged offence of having unlawful carnal knowledge of one Bosede Olabanji on 6th March, 2013.

The court granted all the reliefs sought by Babalola in a matter bordering on a breach of his fundamental human rights, also awarded N10 million damages against the university.

The court held that Babalola’s expulsion by the EKSU management amounted to a breach of fundamental human rights to fair hearing and ordered EKSU to reinstate Babalola and awarded N10 million aggravated damages against the university.
Babalola had averred before the court that he was expelled from the university without being found guilty by any court or tribunal.

Apart from the order to pay the plaintiff N10 million aggravated damages, the judge also ordered the university to write a letter of unreserved apology to be published in three national newspapers.

The Judge, however, struck out the case “in the interest of justice” because Babalola’s wasn’t well represented by his counsel and the alleged rape victim showed no interest in pursuing the case.

Counsel for EKSU, Mr. Ajide Olayemi, said he would consult with the management on the next line of action.

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