Bullied Lead British International Student Drags School to Court.

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The family of Ms. Namitra Bwala, a student of lead British international school, Gwarinpa, Abuja, has instituted a civil suit against the school.

This follows the much talked about viral video from few weeks ago which appeared to show Ms. Bwala being bullied and slapped across the face by fellow students.

The family is seeking a public apology in two national dailies and the sum of ₦500 million, as general damages for failing in its obligation to provide a safe and conducive learning environment for their daughter.

The law suit which was filed at the high court of the federal capital territory, Abuja, states that the school’s failure to prevent the assault, inform her parent immediately and carry out an investigation until the video became viral on social media while she was under the supervision of the school, amounts to negligence.

They hope that the law suit will bring about drastic changes and adequate measures to prevent a re-occurrence of similar issues in the school.

The lawsuit, filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory under case number FCT/HC/CV/2341/24: MISS NAMTIRA BWALA v LEAD BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL LTD, seeks damages from the educational institution for its alleged failure to provide a safe and conducive learning environment for the plaintiff.

According to a public statement sighted by Punch and published on Monday by Marvin Omorogbe, the founding partner of the law company representing Bwala, the legal action is intended to hold the school accountable for its negligent conduct in relation to the highly publicised incident.

The lawsuit further requested, “the Defendant to issue a public apology to the Clamant in two national daily newspapers.

“An order directing the Defendant to pay the Claimant the sum of N500,000,000.00 (Five Hundred Million Naira) as general damages for the Defendant’s breach of the duty of care it owes to the Claimant, and its negligent conduct in failing to prevent the assault, torment, emotional distress, pain, trauma and breach of privacy suffered by the Claimant while under the Defendant’s custody and supervision.”

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