October 17, 2021

JSS 1 student fl*gged in school, sues the Ekiti Govt for N15m in damages for breach of her fundamental rights

A student of Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Ado- Ekiti, has sued the Ekiti Government before a state High Court seeking N15 million in d*mages for breach of fundamental rights.

Gift Agenoisa, a Junior Secondary School 1 student, in a suit number HAD/01/CR/2021 and sworn to, at the Ado-Ekiti High Court, on her behalf by Odunayo Agenoisa, claimed that her suspension from school by the government infringed on her rights.

She described as crel and inhman the alleged treatment meted to her for coming to school with an alleged indcent hairstyle. In the affidavit attached to the originating summons, she claimed that she was singled out of Assembly on May 22, and given 20 lshes, on the order of the school principal for the alleged ind*cent hairstyle.

The said hairstyle

The plaintiff claimed that the bating she got that day, resulted in brises, life-thratening scars and blodstains on her uniform, adding that she f*inted and was rushed to the police clinic in Ado- Ekiti, where she was resuscitated.

She is demanding N15 million damages for her suspension. She also demanded her immediate reinstatement to school with unfettered access to all services being rendered therein.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on May 22, the plaintiff’s father and a police sergeant, identified as Elijah, allegedly mobilised four armed policemen to the school to mnhandle some teachers for sclding his daughter who was said to have come to school with an indecent hairdo against the school rules and regulation.

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