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Mr YESUFU AMUDA GARBA & ORS v. THE UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI

(1986) JELR 42595 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.24/1985  •  14 Feb 1986  •  Nigeria

Coram
ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI JSC; KAYODE ESO JSC; AUGUSTINE NNAMANI JSC; MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS JSC; DAHUNSI OLUGBEMI COKER JSC; SAIDU KAWU JSC; CHUKWUDIFU AKUNNE OPUTA JSC;

Judgement

OBASEKI, JSC (Presiding and Delivering the Leading Judgement) - The appellants were students in various disciplines in the University of Maiduguri, the respondent, before their expulsion from the said institution with effect from the 30th day of March, 1983. Their expulsion was sequel to the riotous behaviour of about 500 students in the University on the 2nd day of February, 1983 at about 9.00 p.m. followed by demonstration rampage, wanton destruction of properties in the University and assaults on persons. Their expulsion was not till after the Senate had considered the reports of the Disciplinary Board and Panels set up on the 9th day of February 1983 by the Vice-Chancellor to investigate the said students' rampage of the 2nd February 1983. The Senate noted that out of a total of four thousand students, only about five hundred students went to the residential area and only less than one hundred students took part in the destruction, arson and the looting. Senate also observed that …

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