Appeal Court Dismisses Plagiarism Case Against Two FUNAAB lecturers

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An Appeal Court in the Lagos Judicial Division has dismissed a case of plagiarism filed by the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta ( FUNAAB), against Dr. Janet Bamgbose and Mr. Akeem Bamigbade, who were lecturers of the institution.

The duo of Bamgbose and Bamigbade who were Associate professor and Assistant Lecturer respectively had approached a lower court seeking justice on claims that their appointments were wrongfully terminated on the allegation of plagiarism.

The Justice J.D Peters of the National Industrial Court sitting at the Lagos Judicial Division in the Suit No: NICN/IA/ 371/2013 on the 1st of December 2016, granted the reliefs sought by Bamgbose and Bamigbade.

FUNAAB dissatisfied by the decision of the lower court filed its Original Notice of Appeal on the 2nd of December, 2016.
Justice Adebunkola Adeoti Banjoko supported by Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya and Justice Abubakar Sadiq Umar in the Appeal Suit No : CA/ L/ 127/2017, dismissed the appeal filed by FUNAAB.

Banjoko said “From the above analysis, one can only safely conclude that the Appellant (FUNAAB) was the complainant and at the same time the judge determining the fate of the respondents in the allegation against them, and by so doing , it cannot be said that the respondents would enjoy fair hearing in the process. This Appeal is hereby dismissed”.

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