Hijab: Lawyer attends Supreme Court in traditional worshipper’s attire (PHOTOS)
Mr Omirhobo, who described himself as a traditionalist, said he was motivated to appear in court in the unusual attire by last week’s judgement of the Supreme Court affirming the rights of Muslim female pupils to attend school in hijab in Lagos public schools.
dressed in a traditional worshipper’s attire.Mr Omirhobo, who appeared in court with white chalk-drawn around his right eye, had feathers stuck to his wig and cowry bracelets around his wrists.He wore his black gown over a white inner shirt with a gourd and cowries dangling on his chest.
He tied a red wrapper around his waist as a replacement for grey trousers lawyers usually wear as part of their uniform.The barefooted lawyer also had two yellow bell bracelets around his two ankles.Mr Omirhobo, who described himself as a traditionalist, said he was motivated to appear in court in the unusual attire by last week’s judgement of the Supreme Court affirming the rights of Muslim female pupils to attend school in hijab in Lagos schools.
The ApexCourt has just set 'itself' on a collusion course!! The courts will be the first litmus test. I'm expecting more of this. This is commendable Very lovely. This is Tanko's only achievement as CJN. If you know another, kindly inform me. That is your choice nobody care. Sorry Mr lawyer let us think very well Allah is great
Hijab: Why the Supreme Court erred | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsIn a majority decision of six in favour and one dissent, the apex court of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja affirmed the rights of Muslims Female Students in Lagos state public primary and secondary schools to wear Hijab. The CJN as a Sharia court judge only qualified is being used as a willing tool in an attempt to Islamize the country!
Hijab: Lagos gets 30-day ultimatum to issue circular on Supreme Court verdictThe Lagos State Government has been given a 30-day ultimatum by the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria to issue a circular on the recently delivered judgement by the Supreme Court approving the use of hijab in Lagos schools. If them like issue circular reach heaven, we no dey fight over religion in SW. This religion kite for election patronage won't work....we go use the PVC wella against these Grandpas. The North clearly has Islamic schools except federal universities but the south went to represent one Nigeria so they will suffer for it. Islamic State of Nigeria
Hijab: Muslim students ask Lagos to issue circular on Supreme Court rulingMuslim students under the aegis of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos Area Unit have appealed to the State Government to urgently issue a circular on last Friday’s verdict of the Supreme Court approving the use of hijab in public schools. khaleedusman3 Masha Allah.✍️🙏
EXTRA: Lawyer appears in supreme court dressed as 'juju priest' -- after hijab verdictMalcolm Omirhobo, a Lagos-based human rights lawyer, on Thursday appeared before the supreme court dressed as a traditionalist... Lol Naija na maximum cruise, Vote Peter Obi to save lives Shame to the judiciary sector for there influenced judgement which resulted to this let's see if he goes to court everyday in this ... mumu man ...
PICTORIAL: Why I wore traditional worshippers’ attire to Supreme Court proceedings – LawyerA human rights lawyer, Malcolm Omoirhobo, on Thursday, caused a stir at the Supreme Court for wearing an African traditional worshippers' attire to the court's proceedings. Nigeria deserves a channel on Netflix.🤦 Thanks. This Babalawo still go sit for where Dem right do not see... that means he did not no left from right
Drama In Supreme Court As Lawyer Appears In Herbalist AttireThere was a mild drama at the Supreme Court in Abuja, on Thursday, when a Lagos-based lawyer, Malcom Omoirhobo, appeared in the court in an herbalist attire.
Supreme Court dressed in a traditional worshipper’s attire.PHOTO: BBC The Supreme Court erroneously held that wearing the hijab was an Islamic injunction and an act of worship required of Muslims and consequently, the banning of female Muslim students from wearing Hijab to school is a violation of their fundamental rights to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, dignity of human persons and freedom from discrimination.The students, who gave the ultimatum during a press conference on Wednesday, urged the government to caution its officials against harassing Muslim females wearing the hijab The Amir (president) MSSNLagos, Miftahudeen Thanni, explained that issuing the circular would curb “overzealous” teachers and principals from contempt of court.By Abdullateef Aliyu Wed, 22 Jun 2022 17:23:44 GMT Muslim students under the aegis of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos Area Unit have appealed to the State Government to urgently issue a circular on last Friday’s verdict of the Supreme Court approving the use of hijab in public schools .
Mr Omirhobo, who appeared in court with white chalk-drawn around his right eye, had feathers stuck to his wig and cowry bracelets around his wrists. He wore his black gown over a white inner shirt with a gourd and cowries dangling on his chest. The justices failed to see the rights contained in section 38 of the constitution as private rights that must be exercised privately in our homes, place of worship, community, religious schools and not in the public or public schools for that matter funded with taxpayers money. He tied a red wrapper around his waist as a replacement for grey trousers lawyers usually wear as part of their uniform. During this period, we consulted, collaborated, protested, held rallies and sensitised government officials on why a willing Muslim female should be allowed to put on the hijab. The barefooted lawyer also had two yellow bell bracelets around his two ankles. The justices ignored the secularity of Nigeria in section 10 of the constitution which has mutilates and/or whittle down the individual right of every Nigerian citizen to freedom of thought, conscience and religion as contained in section 38 of the constitution. Mr Omirhobo, who described himself as a traditionalist, said he was motivated to appear in court in the unusual attire by last week’s judgement of the Supreme Court affirming the rights of Muslim female pupils to attend school in hijab in Lagos schools. It will be recalled that in November 2018, the Lagos State Government issued an earlier circular to all principals of public secondary schools instructing them to allow students.
“I have been missing all along until the Supreme Court gave the judgment on Friday. It is sad and disturbing that the justices of the Supreme Court failed to see how our public schools will look if students from white garment church family background like Celestial Church of Christ and Cherubim and Seraphim Church sew their uniform in sutana style covering all their bodies from neck to toe with cap to march and go to school bare footed because it is a Christian injunction and an act of worship required of them? How will our public schools look like if the children of traditionalists come to school with white powder on their faces and necks with charm bracelet on their arms and cowrie’s or life tortoise tied around their necks? How will our public schools look like if children from Rastafarian families leave their dreadlocks unkempt or wear their Rasta cap or tam in line with their religious belief? It is unfortunate and regrettable that the justices of the Supreme Court failed to see that public schools are established by government with public funds and by virtue of section 10 of the Nigerian 1999 constitution, are secular. Displeased with the judgement, the Lagos State Government attempted to obtain a stay of execution of the Court of Appeal’s decision but failed. I interpreted the judgement as a decision that guarantees our rights under Section 38 of the constitution,” he said in an interview with Channels Television after Thursday’s proceedings. Malcom Omirhobo says he will appear in court in the traditional worshipper’s attire in all his subsequent court appearances. Whether we admit it or not, the Supreme Court’s decision will give rise to the identification of students’ religion by their dress code which in turn will bring about discrimination, favouritism, nepotism, victimisation, disunity and distraction in the public school system. He said if the school pupils can wear hijab, the mode of their worship, to school, any attempts to stop him to appear in his faith’s attire would amount to a violation of his fundamental right. They are interested in ultimately jeopardising law and order. “I felt confident to appear at the Supreme Court in my religious attire of worship and any attempt to stop me from dressing like this will be a violation of my right, freedom of thought, conscience and religion,” he added. I want to specially thank the justice that dissented in this case for his courage, independent mind and level of intelligence to apply the law to serve its purpose. “The Lagos State Government should know that its plan to make the state a Mega-City will be incomplete without obedience to the ruling of the Court of the land and constitutionalism.
Mr Omirhobo, whose pictures of him seated with his unusual attire in court circulated online on Thursday, said he attended court as an amicus curia“a friend of the court” and to observe proceedings. “I had a nice time in court before my lords,” the lawyer said, adding that the Justices of the Supreme Court were pleased with his dressing. In this article. We do not want this to recur. “I went there and sat before my lords, and they were pleased with my appearance until they have to reconstitute,” he said. Mr Omirhobo said the attire would be his mode of dressing to court in all his future appearances and ensure his children also dress to court in the same way. He expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Court and encouraged the police, those in the Army, the Navy, doctors and others to also dress in their mode of religion in their places of work. Both are her rights. No Muslim girl should ever be told to choose between her faith and education.
Malcom Omirhobo says he will appear in court in the traditional worshipper’s attire in all his subsequent court appearances. Supreme Court judgement granted the use of hijab by female Muslim students in government-owned schools in Lagos. The case involved the Lagos State Government as the appellant and Asiyat AbdulKareem (through her father), Moriam Oyeniyi, and the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria as the respondents. Mr Omirhobo, who was barefooted with feathers attached to his wig stated that the decision of the Apex Court can be applied to every other religion. .” He warned other state governments to stop victimising Muslim students for using hijab after the judgement while calling on all Muslims to be lawful and report any violation to the appropriate quarters.