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Bwala drags Lead British School to court, demands N500million damages

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Lead British International School student, Namtira Bwala, has instituted a civil suit against the school following the viral video released on the internet a few weeks ago where she was seen being bullied by her fellow students.

The lawsuit was filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja by Deji Adeyanju and Partners to seek damages against the school for failing in its obligation to provide a safe and conducive learning environment for her.

Bwala is praying the court to direct the school to pay her the sum of N500,000,000.00 (Five Hundred Million Naira) as general damages for breach of the duty of care it owes her, and its negligent conduct in failing to prevent the assault, torment, emotional distress, pain, trauma and breach of privacy she suffered while under the school custody and supervision.

She further requested an order directing the school to issue a public apology in two national daily
newspapers.

“A declaration that the Defendant’s failure to prevent the assault, torment, emotional distress, pain and trauma suffered by the Claimant while under the custody and supervision of the Defendant amounts to negligent conduct on the part of the Defendant,” the suit read.

“A declaration that the Defendant’s failure to immediately inform the Claimant’s parents of thę assault and emotional trauma suffered by the Claimant while under the custody and supervision of the Defendant amounts to negligent conduct on the part of the Defendant.

“A declaration that the Defendant’s failure to cause an immediate investigation into the physical assault and emotional trauma suffered by the Claimant while under its Custody and Supervision, until the video of the incident became viral on social media, amounts to negligent conduct on the part of the Defendant.

“An order directing 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.

“Cost of this suit at N5,000,000 (Five Million Naira).

“An order directing the Defendant to pay the claimant post judgment interest on the sums awarded at the re rate of 10 percent per annum from the date of the delivery of judgment until the judgment is fully and finally settled.”

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