Gift Agenoisa, a Junior Secondary School (JSS1) student of Immaculate Secondary School, Ado-Ekiti, who claims to have been picked out during her school’s assembly hour on May 22 and given 20 lashes over an “indecent hairstyle” on the order of the school Principal who also suspended her, has filed a lawsuit against Ekiti State Government.
Agenoisa claimed the bruises, violent treatment melted on her plus the suspension infringed on her rights.
The student who approached an Ado-Ekiti High Court through her mother Odunayo Agenoisa, is demanding N15 million in damages for breach of her “fundamental rights” and an immediate reinstatement to school with unfettered access to all services.
Those joined in the lawsuit are the school Principal, Oluwasanmi F.M, Commissioner of Education, Olabimpe Aderiye, Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission and Ekiti State Government.
The student who claimed she had bruises, life-threatening scars and bloodstains on her uniform, added that she fainted and was rushed to the Police Clinic in Ado- Ekiti where she was resuscitated.
Agenoisa filed the lawsuit after her letters of protest to the wife of Ekiti Governor and some relevant government agencies were not responding to her petition.