Student bullied

Namtira Bwala, through her legal representatives, has issued a stern warning to the school authorities if her abusers are not punished within 48 hours.

#JusticeforNamtira has been trending on social media since the student of British Lead International School, was bullied by her schoolmates. The ringleader of the assault, one Maryam Hassan, has since apologized for her actions.

However, in a letter drafted by her legal representatives, Deji Adeyanju and Co, Namtira has demanded that the school immediately launch an investigation and impose the most stringent penalties outlined in the student rule book on Ms. Maryam Hassan, Miss Faliya, and nine other students involved in her bullying.

Student bullied

The lawyers has made it clear that if the school fails to take action against the bullies within the stipulated 48-hour timeframe, they will pursue swift and serious legal recourse against the school.

Read the full letter below,

“We are Solicitors to Miss. Namtira Bwala (acting through her next friend), hereinafter referred to as our client, on whose instruction we act.

Our client and several other parents in Lead British International School have informed us and we verily believe them that this act of bullying is a reoccurring issue in the school, and despite several attempts to draw the school’s attention to it, the issue has persisted, leaving our client traumatised from the emotional and physical effect of the oppressive acts by these dare devil bullies.

Regrettably, our client has once again, been subjected to physical attacks in the hands of these bullies, with the video of the act going viral on social media.

One of the bullies, Maryam Hassan

Sadly, rather than address this issue head-on by imposing severe sanctions on the student bullies, the school has issued a timid statement lacking in force or recognition of the severity of the situation at hand.

Our client completely dissociate herself from the statement issued by the school on April 22, 2024 wherein a case of battery was unconscionably referred to as an “incident between minors.

We state that it is this type of statements, coupled with the school’s gross negligence, that has enabled the student bullies, leading to increased incidents of unchecked bullying in the school, an environment that should ordinarily be a safe space for students.

Sequel to the foregoing, we have our client’s instruction to demand for the immediate investigation and the pronouncement of the stiffest possible sanctions in the student’s rule book, on Ms. Maryam Hassan, Miss Faliya and nine other students who have formed a cult of bullies in Lead British International School, Gwarimpa, Abuja.

Please note that if the school fails to sanction the student bullies within 48 hours of the receipt of this letter, we have our client’s further instruction to seek an immediate and severe legal redress against Lead British International School, Gwarimpa, without further recourse to you.””

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