Alleged negligence: 13-year-old drags Baptist School to court, demands N2.1bn

1/24/2022 12:17:00 AM

Alleged negligence: 13-year-old drags Baptist School to court, demands N2.1bn

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Alleged negligence: 13-year-old drags Baptist School to court, demands N2.1bn

A 13-year-old student, Tejumade Davies, has dragged the Baptist High School, Abuja, to a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi over alleged negligence which led to bodily injury he suffered while in boarding.

reported that Davies is a Junior Secondary School 3 student of Baptist High School at Nigerian Baptist Convention Ground in Kubwa, Abuja.The teenager in the suit filed on his behalf by his guardian, Dada Davies was specifically claiming the total sum of N2.1 billion from the school as compensation for the cost of medical treatment, cost of instituting legal action as well as exemplary/punitive damages.

Meanwhile, the trial judge of the court, Justice Babangida Hassan, has fixed March 9, 2022 for hearing.A copy of the court processes was obtained by Journalists in Abuja on Sunday.According to the claimant, in the suit marked CV/2437/2021, the school failed in its duty as “loco parentis” by not noticing or providing necessary care and attention to the teenager (who would be 14 years in May) after he fell and could no longer walk while participating in the school’s Physical and Health Education Practical Examination for the Basic Education Certificate Examination 2020/2021 academic session.

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The teenager in the suit filed on his behalf by his guardian, Dada Davies was specifically claiming the total sum of N2.1 billion from the school as compensation for the cost of medical treatment, cost of instituting legal action as well as exemplary/punitive damages. The winners of the fourth edition of the Challenge are A1 Power Technologies, Alabaster Agro-Allied Industries, Bols N Sels Technologies, CeeSolar Energy, Elvees Engineering, Enercity Smart Grid, First Electric, GreenPower Overseas, Manamuz Electric, Novel Integrated Services, PowerStove Off-Grid Electricity, Sendavis Nigeria Limited, and Uwana Energy. Meanwhile, the trial judge of the court, Justice Babangida Hassan, has fixed March 9, 2022 for hearing. “Since the reform of education policy that we carried out, we have attracted over N2 billion intervention fund from old students across the state. A copy of the court processes was obtained by Journalists in Abuja on Sunday. It added that the winners would receive technical assistance from the USADF and the All On Hub and governance support from All On. According to the claimant, in the suit marked CV/2437/2021, the school failed in its duty as “loco parentis” by not noticing or providing necessary care and attention to the teenager (who would be 14 years in May) after he fell and could no longer walk while participating in the school’s Physical and Health Education Practical Examination for the Basic Education Certificate Examination 2020/2021 academic session. He added that the family members thereafter reported the case to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad.

The fall and the alleged neglect of the school to either informed his parents or provide urgent medical attention, according to the plaintiff, resulted in him suffering what doctors called “Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis (SUFE)” on his right leg and”Prophylactic Pinning-in-situ” on the left. “We extended the Off-Grid Energy Challenge partnership till December 2022 and are happy to see that this cohort has the largest number of winners since the program was initiated and a tremendous opportunity to benefit an estimated 16,000 people, including 4,000 smallholder farmers, through clean energy. “Our vision is to deliver 21st-century education that will make our students to be globally competitive, we realise that the four legs on which education stands like a table must corporate and work together. Davies in the suit filed by his lawyer, Arinze Obetta, said problem started on July 5, 2021, when the student was asked to participate in a 100 meters race, despite a reported health challenge. In a witness statement on oath, deponent and mother of claimant, Mrs. Sandra Davies alleged that but for the defendant’s negligence, her son would not have participated in the said Physical and Health Education Practical Examination, which resulted in physical and psychological injury, suffering, pain and monetary expenses. The Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Anniversary, Gbenga Adefaye, said the association was not happy with the way the past administration practically destroyed education by decentralising schooling in Osun. The deponent claimed she had earlier informed some members of staff of the school of claimant’s health condition after they noticed he was limping during the second term holidays of 2020/2021 session. Alozie, who was said to have allegedly masterminded the kidnapping and murder of Okorie, took the police operatives and family members of the victim to the forest where they saw the burnt body of the deceased.

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