EKSU student expelled over alleged rape, sets to get N10m and reinstatement by school management
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, and to reinstate him.
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.
Respondent to the suit is the Ekiti State University Vice Chancellor, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele, the Senate, the university Registrar and the Council.
Babalola and one other student, Omotere Olalekan had previously been arraigned before a court presided by Justice Ayodeji Daramola for allegedly raping a lady in March 2013.
After declaring the students 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.