Namitra Bwala, the student at the heart of a disturbing viral video depicting her being bullied by fellow students, has taken a significant step towards seeking justice.

On Monday, she initiated legal proceedings against Lead British International School, Gwarimpa, Abuja.

The incident, which gained widespread attention after videos were posted online on April 22, showed Bwala being subjected to physical and emotional abuse by her classmates. 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.

Marvin Omorogbe, the founding partner of the law firm representing Bwala, issued a public statement on Monday outlining the objectives of the legal action. The lawsuit aims to hold the school accountable for its negligent conduct and seeks redress for the assault, torment, emotional distress, and breach of privacy suffered by Bwala.

The statement highlights the specific requests made in the lawsuit, including a public apology from the school in two national daily newspapers and an order for the payment of N500,000,000.00 (Five Hundred Million Naira) as general damages.

Emphasizing Bwala’s desire for meaningful change, the law firm expressed hope that the lawsuit would prompt the implementation of measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.

The viral video has sparked outrage and condemnation, raising serious questions about the school’s ability to ensure the safety and well-being of its students. Bwala’s decision to pursue legal action underscores her determination to seek justice and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.





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