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Falana to sue FUNAAB for expelling student over Facebook post

Human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, said he would be the legal representative of Ifemosu Adewale in court, a student of Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, who was expelled over his post on Facebook.

Falana stated this as he spoke as a chairman at the Colloquium on the Shrinking Media and Civic Space in Nigeria in Lagos, on Thursday, November 8th. . Adewale published an open letter on his Facebook page on 12 July, calling the attention of the Vice Chancellor of FUNAAB, on some relevant issues such as the incessant theft of student hostels, indiscriminate arrest and the lack of an adequate transport system in the main campus school

It was said that the address of FUNAAB was upset by the letter and expelled Adewale, claiming to have violated the moral code of the school. While speaking at the event, Falana claimed to have spoken to Adewale and that the case would be taken to court.

According to him, “A young man just met me now that he wants to take his school to court. “He wrote an article on armed robbery 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 is a 200 level student of forestry and wildlife management department of FUNAAB however, said his intention was to bring an end to the security challenges and lingering transportation issues that students were facing and not to disrespect the institution in his letter.