Law Student expelled for Protesting for Poor Welfare

[Abuja]–A University of Ibadan alumnus, Mr. Kayode Bello  popularly called ‘Kay Bello’ has been expelled from the Nigerian Law School.

Until the time of his expulsion, Bello has been a student of the Nigerian Law School, Abuja campus.

The University of Ibadan graduate, who recently concluded the compulsory court attachment programme of the Nigerian Law School has been shown the way out of the Bar programme after a series of face off and encounter between him and the management of the institution.

It should be noted that the final Bar examination for this year comes up on August 15, 2017.

According to one of his colleagues, who spoke with THE PAGE under the condition of anonymity, trouble had started for Kay Bello in Law School when he wrote a petition against the management of the Nigeria Law School over what he alleged as poor social welfare conditions.

It was stated that Kay Bello printed fliers and sort to mobilise his colleagues at the Abuja campus of Law school to stand against the management and demand for a better living condition in terms of conducive classrooms and hostel facilities to justify the expensive fees they had paid for the school.

However, THEPAGE gathered that after Kay Bello wrote the petition and submitted, the leadership of the Students’ Representatives Council of the Nigerian Law School in a letter to the management disowned him, stating that he was acting solely on his “own volition” and not representing the students’ interest.

THE PAGE later learnt that he was queried and told to withdraw his petition but Kay Bello refused.

After the conclusion of the court attachment programme, THE PAGE was informed that there was a summary trial but he failed to show up.

In a Phone Call with THEPAGE, Kay Bello confirmed the expulsion from the Nigerian Law School programme and added that he is currently working on getting a bigger platform to protest his expulsion.

According to him, “It is in connection with the petition. They want me to beg but you know that I will never beg.”

Meanwhile, the management has published a poster containing his expulsion information and pasted around the law school campus.

Another colleague speaking with THE PAGE revealed that when Kay Bello was expelled, he refused to leave and was still using the school’s library when security officials had to bundled him out of the institution.

Recall that he was earlier rusticated from the University of Ibadan on April 13, 2010 following his involvement in a protest over hike in school fees in 2008.

 

Thepage

 

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