Well-liked human rights activist lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN has stated he would be the authorized consultant of Ifemosu Adewale in court, a scholar of Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, who was expelled over a publish on Facebook.
Falana acknowledged this whereas talking as a boss on the Colloquium on the Shrinking Media and Civic Area in Nigeria in Lagos, on Thursday.
Adewale had on July 12 posted an open letter on his Facebook web page calling the eye of the Vice-Chancellor of FUNAAB, to some pertinent points just like the incessant theft of scholars’ hostels, indiscriminate arrest, and the dearth of ample transportation system on the school’s important campus.
FUNAAB’s administration was stated to be irritated by the letter and expelled Adewale, claiming that he had breached the school’s ethical code.
Falana whereas talking on the occasion stated he had spoken with Adewale and the case could be taken to court.
Based on him,
“A young man simply met me now that he desires to take his school to court.
“He wrote an article on armed theft case in FUNAAB and the school authority felt offended and rusticated him.
“I have asked him to see me next Tuesday. We will take up the case and we will go to court.”
Adewale who’s a 200 degree scholar of forestry and wildlife administration division of FUNAAB nonetheless, stated his intention was to carry an finish to the security challenges and lingering transportation points that college students have been going through and to not disrespect the establishment in his letter.
Talking with PM Information, Adewale stated he highlighted the issues that college students have been going through and likewise listed the doable options however all he bought in return was an expulsion letter.
“I bought a name from the Chief Safety Officer of the identical day I posted the letter on my fb, that was Friday and after I bought to his workplace on Monday I used to be informed to put in writing an announcement on why I wrote an open letter.
“I used to be later invited by the Dean of Pupil Affairs and after I bought there, they gave me a letter and in that letter, I used to be informed to reply in writing why they need to not cost me with gross misconduct and in my response I wrote that I didn’t have any intention to tarnish the school’s picture. That is my school, the school I signify, all I used to be asking for is the transportation system to work, that is what impacts all college students.
“I responded they usually nonetheless wrote me again to reply why they need to not cost me with gross misconduct inside 24 hours, and by that point, I used to be busy making ready for my marriage ceremony and couldn’t cool down to put in writing them however I went to fulfill the Dean of Pupil Affairs and others to beg them.
“The whole lot was going regular and I began going to my class till August 28 and I used to be invited to face the SDC panel the next day, I reside in Kwara State and I rushed right down to Abeokuta and I bought there I used to be informed to substantiate what I wrote and did.
“I explained myself but they said no, they were just passionate about the fact that I abused them, I insulted them. They finally asked what I want them to do for me and I appealed to them to work on that highlighted problems in my letter”, he narrated.
Adewale stated after the assembly, he was not contacted till November when he was given his letter of expulsion by one in all his lecturers.
“I seized to be a student on November 1st, but October 18th was on the expulsion letter. You should be there to see my mood, everything changed.”
He, nonetheless, stated now that the news was in every single place and anxious Nigerians are coming to his aide, he’s optimistic that he’ll get justice.
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