JSS Student Drags Ekiti Govt Before Court; Seeks N15m After Punishment for Indecent Hairstyle




A Junior Secondary School student 1 female student of Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Ado- Ekiti, Miss Gift Agenoisa, has dragged the state Government to court over alleged infringement on her rights.

Agenoisa is before state High Court, asking the government to pay her  N15 million in damages for reach of fundamental rights.

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 school by government, infringed on her rights.

The plaintiff described as cruel and inhuman, the alleged treatment meted to her for coming to school with what the school authorities considered to be 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).

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.

In an originating summons which was deposed to by her counsel, Mr. Timmy Omotoso, the applicant demanded N15 million damages for her suspension.

She also demanded her immediate reinstatement back to school with unfettered access to all services being rendered therein.

The plaintiff claimed that the beating she got that day, resulted in bruises, life-threatening scars and bloodstains on her uniform, adding that she fainted and was rushed to the police clinic in Ado- Ekiti, where she was brought back to life.


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