Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Judicial Council Mandates OAU Students To Pay N30,000

By David Adetula

The Judiciary of Obafemi Awolowo University Students’ Union has mandated two students of the institution; Mr Azeez Quadri A. and Mr Adeoye Fidel to pay a sum of N15,000 each to one Mr Adewale Adeolu M., a student of the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering within thirty (30) days over a contract sealed by both parties.

The plaintiff, Adewale Adeolu dragged the two students to the Judicial Council for trying to breach the contract they had after he took them SAT examination tutorial and according to him, he had a contract with them to pay a sum of N15,000 each before the end of two weeks after the tutorial ended which they failed to honour.

Deciding on the matter, the presiding justice, Justice Dayo Saliu Mustapha and other Justices who heard the case at the level of Security Room of the Students’ Union Building (SUB) discovered that the two defendants were not really evading justice as alleged by the plaintiff but their lack of financial buoyancy during the time has caused the delay.

The impetus to pay Mr Adewale Adeolu according to the sued, Mr Azeez and Mr Adeoye, did not grow following the failure of the SAT examination to hold for which they have been tutored even as they are cash trapped.

On Friday, September 4, the presiding justice in his ruling however mandated the two defendants to look for all possible means to pay up the cumulative N30,000 to the plaintiff within one month which is expected to lapse on October 4, else face a penalty.

Justices that sat on the case include Justice Dayo Saliu Mustapha, Justice Jumoke Ashimolowo, Justice Ahmed Abidoye, Justice Ayo and Justice Segun.

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