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9-year-old pupils sues Ogun government to court, requests N1m



A nine-year old understudy, Aisha AbdulAleem

has hauled the Ogun State government and

the Principal of her school, Gateway Junior

Auxiliary School, Mrs. Kushimo previously

Ogun State High Court sitting in Isabo,

Abeokuta, for purportedly abusing her

essential human appropriate to utilize Hijab in

the school.

AbdulAleem, through her dad, Mr.

Muhammad AbdulAleem hauled the school

main to the court for supposed strong

expulsion of her Hijab and disavowal of access to

go to classes in the school.

Different respondents who were gathered by

the court to protect the charges are the

Ogun State Government, the State Attorney

General and Commissioner for Justice, and

her partner in the Ministry of

Instruction, Science and Technology.

AbdulAleem in the beginning gather documented

by her advice, Olusoji Odutan, looks for the

alleviation of the court to pronounce as improper

also, illegal the activity of the

chief to deny her entrance to training on

record of mandate of the state government

for non-use of Hijab in state funded schools in

the state.

Odutan said that the refusal of the

respondent to enable her customer to utilize her

Hijab, abuses her rights to “opportunity of

thought, heart and religion, opportunity

from segregation and ideal to the respect

of the human people and ideal to


The inquirer in the suit number

Abdominal muscle/5271/2018 likewise looks for a request of

interminable order limiting the state

government and its officers from further

encroaching on her essential human right

to utilize Hijab.

Odutan stated, “A total of one million naira in

harms against the respondents mutually and

severally for the anguish, barbaric

treatment, badgering and hardship

endured by the petitioner because of the

respondents’ activity”.

The case, which was referenced for hearing

for the second time on Friday before Justice

Bamgbose Alabi of court 9, was dismissed

till eighth January, 2018, after the legal counselor to the

respondents served counter sworn statement to the

offended party.

Odutan supplicated the court to grant the entirety

of N50,000 against the respondent for serving

counter affirmation on him upon the arrival of the

knowing about the case, as it will set aside time for

him to contemplate and react properly.

Direction to the litigants, Sodipo T.M

clarified that the deferral was not because of need

of regard for the court and want to defer

the case however that it required investment to get her

customers’ reactions and brief.

The inquirer’s dad said that his girl

was denied access to the classroom at St.

Dwindles’ College, Olomore with the essential

depending on an alleged Memorandum of

Understanding between the Christian

Ministers and the State Government that

the understudies of the school would not be

permitted to utilize hijab.

He stated, on the proposals of the

important and Zonal Education officer, Aisha

was taken to Gateway Junior Secondary

school for enrolment, however just to be denied

access to the classroom in the wake of finishing all

enrollment conventions.

In the testimony removed at the court by

Aisha’s dad, Mr AbdulAleem Muhammad,

he stated, “The issue, notwithstanding, began

at the point when the inquirer was denied access into

her classroom by her class instructor in light of the fact that

she was wearing her Hijab.

“That upon the inquirer being sent home

from school by her class educator (one Mr

Shoremi E.O), I went to meet the essential

of the school on Monday the 24th day of

September, 2018 to learn what was

occurring. That it was amid this gathering

that the essential educated me that the laws

setting up the school don’t permit or

allow Muslim understudies to wear hijab to


Mr. AbdulAleem stated, “Much the same as other

youngsters, Aisha sat for school entrance

examination and was offered entrance into

optional school. She was invited with

disdain, malevolence and disavowal guaranteeing that she

couldn’t wear hijab in state funded school. The

bad habit primary who was the most senior

officer in the school conceded her and settled

into JSS 1A yet the class instructor declined,

denied, cannot and force her to expel

hijab before she can be conceded into her


“The young lady was endeavoring to disclose to her

that her dad has seen the VP on this issue

at the point when another female instructor originated from

behind to yank the hijab off her head. This

driven me to look for directing from legitimate

specialists and educated the

Magistrate for Education at the ninth

week that I have been moved to the divider”.

Magistrate for Education, Science and

Innovation, Mrs. Modupe Mojuta, who

affirmed the advancement according to DAILY POST,

said that the state service of equity was

reacting to the issue.

Mojuta in a SMS sent on Saturday morning stated, “The Hijab instance of a JSS 1 young lady at Gateway Secondary School had its first hearing in the court yesterday. The

service of equity is reacting

in like manner”.

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