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Drama as human rights lawyer attends Supreme Court proceedings in traditional worshippers’ attire [Photos]



There was gentle drama on the Supreme Court docket, Abuja, on Thursday as a Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Malcom Omoirhobo prompted a stir within the courtroom when he appeared within the full conventional apparel of an “Olokun priest” to attend court docket proceedings.

The lawyer stated he dressed to court docket in that method to train his elementary human rights following the judgment of the Supreme Court docket that allowed all Nigerians to specific their means of worship and the usage of hijab in faculties and public locations.

It will be recalled that the Supreme Court docket had on Friday given approval to feminine Muslim college students to put on hijab to highschool in Lagos State.

5 out of the seven members of the court docket’s panel which sat on the case dominated in favour of hijab whereas the 2 remaining members dissented.

The lawyer, who arrived on the court docket at about 9:05 am, created a scene within the courtroom when different legal professionals who had been seated have been taken unexpectedly to see him robed in conventional apparel to appear to be an herbalist.

The lawyer who gained entry into the court docket was barefooted with feathers connected to his wig.

He was additionally sporting a gourd on his necklace with cowries and a pink wrapper tied round his waist.

He dared the law enforcement officials and safety guards who approached him to exit saying that he has the appropriate to come back to the court docket in his conventional regalia with none harassment in keeping with the judgment.

The court docket proceedings have been abruptly stopped when the presiding justice out of the blue introduced that they might be going for a brief break.

Although it couldn’t be instantly ascertained what was making the brief break.

The state of affairs attracted a big crowd who thronged the courtroom to catch a glimpse as individuals have been seen utilizing their cellphones to take his photos.

Malcom who addressed journalists stated, “I’m very grateful to the Supreme Court docket simply final week Friday they made a really resounding choice that promotes Part 38 of the structure. That’s our proper to freedom of thought, conscience, and faith. That we’re free to specific our means of worship in our faculties and in our courts. That call was reached on Friday and that has inspired me.

“As a result of I’m a traditionalist and that is the best way I worship. Primarily based on the choice of the Supreme Court docket that is how I will probably be dressing henceforth in court docket as a result of I’m a powerful adherent to “Olokun” the god of rivers.”

Malcom stated the implication of the judgement was that each Nigerian, together with medical doctors, police, navy college students, and journalists, can now put on their mode of worship in public locations.

He added that he was not in opposition to the judgement relatively he was pleased with the choice as a result of it strengthened and enriched the rights of all Nigerians as stipulated within the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

Drama as human rights lawyer attends Supreme Court docket proceedings in conventional worshippers’ apparel [Photos]

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