Indecent hairstyle: JSS1 student drags Ekiti Govt to court for giving her 20 lashes

 JSS1 student drags Ekiti Govt to court for giving her 20 lashes

Miss Gift Agenoisa, a JSS1 female student of Mary Immaculate Secondary School , Ado-Ekiti, has dragged the Ekiti Government, under the watchful eye of a state High Court, looking for N15 million in harms for break of key 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 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).

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 her originating summons deposed to by her counsel, Mr Timmy Omotoso and brought pursuant to Order 2 rules 1,3,4,5 and 6 of the fundamental rights enforcement procedure rules 2009 as preserved by Section 315 of the 1999 constitution, the applicant demanded  N15 million damages for her suspension.