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Bullied Lead British School student drags Abuja school to court, seeks N500m damages among others

Bullied Lead British School student drags Abuja school to court, seeks N500m damages among others

The female student of Lead British International School, Gwarimpa, Abuja, who was bullied by another student has dragged the school before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court.

Ms. Namtira Bwala, is suing the school for allegedly failing to protect her from bullies and subsequent cover-up of the incident.

Namtira was slapped repeatedly by a female student named Mariam Hassan and the video sparked outrage across social media platforms.

Subsequently, the school authorities issued a statement claiming it was investigating the incident and taking all necessary steps to address it while the Federal Government through the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development also waded into the matter.

The bully, Maryam tendered a public apology to the victim and the public through a viral video message.

However, apparently dissatisfied, Namitra Bwala, a minor and suing through her guardian, Mr. Daniel Madu Bwala, has now approached the FCT High Court for restitution, accusing the Lead British International School of negligence and cover-up of the incident.

According to the court documents, Namitra is seeking a total N505m in damages against Lead British International School, Gwarimpa, Abuja, for failing in its obligation to provide a safe and conducive learning environment for her while under its custody and care.

The damages include N500m damage against the school for failing in its duty to provide protection and care for her, N5million cost of litigation, and a public apology in two national dailies.

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