Lead British School student who was bullied drags school to court

Namtira Bwala, the female student of Lead British International School, Gwarimpa, Abuja, who another student bullied, has dragged the school to high court for damages

She is suing the school N500m for allegedly failing to protect her from bullies and subsequent cover-up of the incident.

In a video that sparked reactions online Namtira was slapped repeatedly by a female student named Mariam Hassan.

The Lead British School released a statement claiming that they are investigating the incident and taking all necessary steps to address it. At the same time, the Federal Government through the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development also waded into the matter.

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

After the apology still yet Namitra Bwala, and 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, she 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, an extra N5 million cost of litigation, and a public apology in two national dailies.

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