JSS 1 Student Drags Ekiti State to Court, Claims N15m Damages

A JS 1 student from a college in Ekiti State has dragged the State Government to court for infringing on her rights.

The little girl, known as Miss Gift Agenoisa allegedly filed for N15m damages after she was suspended from school for carrying a forbidden hairstyle.

She said the suspension was inhuman and cruel, hence her decision to take legal action against the school.
In a suit number HAD/01/CR/2021 and sworn to, at the Ado-Ekiti High Court, on her behalf by Mrs Odunayo Agenoisa, the student claimed that her suspension from Mary Immaculate Grammar School by government, infringed on her rights.

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In the affidavit attached to the originating summons, the plaintiff claimed that she was singled out of Assembly on May 22, and given 20 lashes, on the order of the school principal for the alleged indecent hairstyle.

Joined in the suit are the School Principal, Mrs Oluwasanmi F.M (1st respondent) , the Commissioner for Education, Dr Olabimpe Aderiye(2nd), the Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission(3rd) and the Ekiti State Government (4th respondent).

Also contained in the suit is the claim that the beating she got that day resulted in loss of blood, pain and faint, that she had to be rushed to the hospital to be resuscitated.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on May 22, the plaintiff’s father and a Police Sergeant, Elijah, allegedly mobilized four armed policemen to the school to manhandle some teachers for scolding his daughter who was said to have come to school with an indecent hairdo against the school rules and regulation

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