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20 Dec 2017

Ekiti State University EKSU to apologize, pay student expelled for alleged rape N10m

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Ekiti State High Court has ordered Ekiti State University management to pay N10m to a student, Adedotun Babalola who was expelled over an alleged rape case.

The Court also ordered the university management to reinstate the student having expelled him without finding him guilty by any court.

According to Punch, Justice John Adeyeye gave the judgement in an application for the enforcement of fundamental human rights filed by the plaintiff.

The court held that the expulsion of the student by Ekiti State University is a breach of Fundamental Human Right to fair hearing The Judge also ordered the University to write an apology letter to Babalola and publish it in three national newspapers.

Just before justice prevailed

Babalola and one other student, Omoteye Olalekan had previously been arraigned before a court presided by Justice Ayodeji Daramola for allegedly raping a lady in March 2013.

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After declaring the student innocent, the judge struck out the case due to the manner the prosecution was handled and the non-interest of the alleged rape victim in the case

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