CLE replies Kay Bello, says request for reconciliation ‘disrespectful’

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[Abuja]–The Council of Legal Education has replied that Mr. Kayode Bello’s letter requesting for a reconciliation meeting is “unprofessional and disrespectful”.

 In the reply obtained by THE PAGE, the Counsel to CLE, Nwabueze Obasi-Obi also reasoned that there is no need for any reconciliation meeting as the issue in question bothers on Mr. Bello’s fundamental rights which does not include the right for him to be a student at the Nigerian Law School.

“Be that as it may, much as we are not averse to an amicable settlement of the matter as suggested by the Court, we note that this action is limited to the enforcement of your client’s fundamental rights allegedly breached by the Respondents.

“We are sure you do appreciate the fact that your client’s fundamental rights do not include the right to be a student of the Nigerian Law School and/or to write the Bar final Examinations organised by the Council of Legal Education.

“This we believe obviates the need for the meeting requested by you,” the letter reads.

The reply came following an earlier letter sent by Mr. Bello to the Council suggesting date, time and venue for the reconciliation advised by Justice Quadri of Federal High Court, Abuja in order to ensure amicable resolution on the issue of Mr. Bello’s expulsion from the Nigerian Law School.

The original letter sent by Mr. Bello states that “we suggest 14th September, 2017 at 1:00PM, as the day and time for the reconciliation, and we suggest the Premises of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, as the venue of the reconciliation.

Kindly communicate if the above suggestions are convenient for you,” the letter had requested.

Meanwhile, Mr. Bello has replied the CLE clarifying that the original letter was merely suggesting time, date and venue for the reconciliation which would still be subjected to the CLE’s decision.

“Our communication to you on the reconciliation was mere suggestion, not a conclusive decision.

We, therefore, await your suggestion or decision on a date, time and venue of the reconciliation for convenience.”

The letter signed by Mr. Bello’s Lawyer was received by the Counsel to the CLE yesterday.




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