Former Students’ Union President of the University of Ibadan, Ojo Aderemi has approached Federal High Court, Ibadan to seek redress over his expulsion from the Premier University.

FreshPage recalls Ojo was expelled in 2019 following his role in the 2017 protest that truncated academic calendar of the institution. The 400-level student of the Department History of led series of protest demanding for students’ welfarism from management of the institution led the immediate Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka.

While testifying before Justice Uche Agomoh on Tuesday, Ojo, said that he received eight letters from the institution accusing him of gross misconduct.

According to Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr Ola Adeosun, said that the expulsion of his client by the school was a violation of his fundamental human right.

Adeosun tendered eight exhibits and prayed the court to ensure justice by compelling U.I. to allow Ojo to complete his studies in the school.

However, Counsel to U.I., Mr S.I. Ajayi, said that Ojo was expelled because he contravened the school’s rules and regulations that prohibited all forms of demonstration.

Ajayi tendered a copy of the inaugural speech made by Ojo when he was being sworn in as the U.I. students’ union president as an exhibit.

However, citing relevant portions of the Evidence Act, Adeosun prayed the court to discountenance Ajayi’s submission because the inaugural speech he tendered was not signed by anybody.

Justice Agomoh subsequently adjourned the case until Nov. 21 to deliver ruling on the admissibility or otherwise of the exhibit tendered by the defence counsel and for continuation of hearing.


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