Student Sues the Ekiti Govt for N15m in damages

By: Tobi
Published: August 13, 2021

JSS 1 student fl*gged in school, sues the Ekiti Govt for N15m in damages for breach of her fundamental rights
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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.
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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.
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She described as cr*el and inh*man the alleged treatment meted to her for coming to school with an alleged ind*cent hairstyle. In the affidavit attached to the originating summons, she claimed that she was singled out of Assembly on May 22, and given 20 l*shes, on the order of the school principal for the alleged ind*cent hairstyle.
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The plaintiff claimed that the b*ating she got that day, resulted in br*ises, life-thr*atening scars and bl*odstains on her uniform, adding that she f*inted and was rushed to the police clinic in Ado- Ekiti, where she was resuscitated.
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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.
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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 m*nhandle some teachers for sc*lding his daughter who was said to have come to school with an indecent hairdo against the school rules and regulation.

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