By Sabi Phagura for MailOnline
Published: 11:16 BST, 4 September 2020 | Updated: 11:16 BST, 4 September 2020
A blind student who was 'dragged out' of the Oxford Union has been paid several thousands of pounds in compensation.
Ebenezer Azamati was 'pushed' out of the exclusive debating chamber by security on October 17.
Footage of him being 'manhandled' went viral after the ex-president, Brandan McGrath - who wasn't there that evening - claimed Mr Azamati was behaving aggressively and banned him for two terms.
In a statement tweeted by the union, which is independent from the university, the president apologised days later for the 'distress' and 'reputational damage'.
But now, nearly a year later, the union have made another public statement saying: 'Ebenezer Azamati, a member of the Oxford Union, sought to attend one of its debates. Mr Azamati is blind and Black. Mr Azamati was initially turned away.
'He was subsequently admitted but then steps were taken to remove him by force.
'He eventually left voluntarily. Shortly afterwards, disciplinary proceedings were wrongly brought against Mr Azamati alleging violence and dishonesty.
Ebenezer Azamati (pictured above) had tried to reserve a seat at the debate as he was worried there were no provision in place for disabled students