Namtira Bwala, the student in a video that went viral showing her being bullied by other students, has started legal action against Lead British International School in Gwarimpa, Abuja.

Viral Video: Bullied Student Takes legal action against Abuja school

This story dates back to April 22, 2024.

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On that fateful day, a user named #mooyeeeeeee shared videos of a girl from Lead British International School being bullied by her classmates.

In one video, the girl was slapped many times by another girl while asking, “Who broke my heart?”

In another video, the girl sat next to a boy who said, “I ruined her relationship.”

Court Proceeding

However, weeks have passed since the incident, in fact, many people have already taken their minds of it, but not Namtira.

She has filed a suit at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

The case number is FCT/HC/CV/2341/24.

It reads: MISS NAMTIRA BWALA v LEAD BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL LTD, asks for compensation from the school for not ensuring a safe and good learning atmosphere for the student.

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Meanwhile, Marvin Omorogbe, the founding partner of the law firm representing Bwala, spoke via a statement on Monday, May 13.

According to him, the lawsuit seeks to make the school responsible for its careless behavior concerning the incident that got a lot of attention.

Amount Charged

The lawsuit also asks for two national newspapers to publish an apology to the student from the school.

“An order directing the Defendant to pay the Claimant the sum of ₦500,000,000.00 (Five Hundred Million Naira) as general damages for the Defendant’s breach of the duty of care it owes to the Claimant.

“Also, 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.”

The law firm stressed that their client hopes this legal action will make the school change and put better rules in place to stop bullying from happening again.

“Our client hopes that this lawsuit will bring about drastic changes and adequate measures to prevent a reoccurrence of similar issues in the school,” the statement added.

The viral video, which sparked widespread outrage and condemnation, depicted Ms Bwala being subjected to bullying by her peers, raising concerns about the school’s ability to ensure the safety and well-being of its students.

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