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UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN v. RASHEEDAT ADESINA

(2014) JELR 36672 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.166/2009  •  6 Jun 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JSC; BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC;

Judgement

KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In June 1998, there was a demonstration by the students of the University of Ilorin which took place in the Senior Staff quarters located in the main campus of the University. Subsequent to the incident, the Senate of the University set up a committee to investigate the matter and submit a report and recommendations for consideration by it. In the report submitted by the committee, the respondent and other students were indicted and were referred to the Students Disciplinary Committee (SDC). Although the respondent together with the other students were formally invited to appear before the Students Disciplinary Committee she failed to do so and instead instituted an action against the University claiming certain reliefs together with injunction restraining the Defendant from commencing disciplinary proceedings against her. The court granted an interim injunction. The reliefs which the Plaintiff sought are:-

(a) A DECLARATION…

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