In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 31st, August, 2020

Courtroom Orders College To Pay And Reinstate 300L Scholar Who Was Expelled 7-Years In the past

Court Orders University To Pay And Reinstate 300L Student Who Was Expelled 7-Years Ago

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Victor Oboh Alom

The Courtroom of Attraction sitting in Jos, Plateau State capital has ordered the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College, Bauchi (ATBU) to reinstate and pay N1.1million damages to Victor Oboh Alom, a 300 Degree scholar of Electrical and Electronics Engineering illegally expelled in 2013 over alleged examination malpractice.

Victor was mentioned to have been accused by an invigilator of getting into the examination corridor with overseas supplies and requested to fill a type to which he refused.

Consequently, the Plaintiff had filed a basic rights enforcement swimsuit in opposition to the college on the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Bauchi difficult the college’s resolution to expel him.

The presiding Choose, Justice Shittu Abubakar after scrutiny, had on Might 17, 2018, voided and nullified the expulsion. And the defendant was ordered to pay N1, 000,000 as common damages.”

Justice Abubakar ordered that Victor be reinstated to proceed his examine with fast impact.

However the administration of ATBU had on June 1, 2018, challenged the ruling of the Federal Excessive Courtroom and approached the Attraction Courtroom, Jos Division.

A 3-man panel led by Justice Tani Yusuf Hassan of the Attraction Courtroom, nonetheless, upheld the judgment handed by Justice Shittu Abubakar.

Additionally, the Attraction Courtroom ordered ATBU to pay N100,000 along with N1,000,000 earlier ordered by the Federal Excessive Courtroom as damages, and reinstate him to additional his training.

Reacting to his victory on the Attraction Courtroom, the plaintiff mentioned he would return to the college to additional his training in engineering with fast impact.

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Narrating the circumstance that led to his expulsion, Victor mentioned “Simply inside three minutes after the graduation of an examination, an invigilator accused me of malpractice and requested me to fill a type in that regard which I declined”

He added that after an investigation by the Examination Misconduct Committee of the Faculty of Engineering, he was not discovered responsible of examination malpractice.

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