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(2018) JELR 38865 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/S/48/2015 ·  24 May 2018 ·  Nigeria
HUSSEIN MUKHTAR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria FREDERICK OZIAKPONO OHO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
public officers protection act
fair hearing
learned trial judge
grounds of appeal
preliminary objection
appellants counsel
supreme court
contention of counsel
examination malpractice
applicability of the public officers protection act
fact of the case
rules of natural justice
submission of counsel
university of maiduguri
issue of the respondents
provisions of the evidence act
purview of the learned trial judge
usmanu danfodiyo university act
virtue of section
amended notice of appeal
appellants brief of argument
appendix d1
application of the principles of natural justice
brief facts of the case
chequered history of this appeal
conclusion of hearing
evidence of the document
exhibit e1-8 of the judgment
federal high court
following cases
further argument of counsel
islamic law
issue of the defendants
judgment of the federal high court
learned appellants counsel
only witness of the respondents
outcome of the committees decision
proper way
question of the admissibility of the said exhibit d3
record period
respect of these issues
respondents setup
stage of the proceedings
student of the 2nd respondent

FREDERICK OZIAKPONO OHO, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Sokoto delivered on the 18th day of March, 2010 wherein the Court in suit NO.: FHC/S/CS/20/2005 delivered its judgment against the Appellant who was Claimant at the Court below. Due to the chequered history of this Appeal, there may be the need to begin with brief facts of the case. The Appellant was a student of the 2nd Respondent studying Common and Islamic Law from 1997-2002. On the 20th November, 2001 the Appellant was said to be found in possession of a written material while writing examination (Course ARA 213). The Appellant was also said to have jumped through the window and destroyed the evidence. The Respondents setup a Committee to investigate the matter and the Appellant was said to have been invited a record period of ten (10) times but appeared only once. Following the recommendations of the Investigative Committee, the Appellant was issued a …

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