The Oyo State High Court, has adjourn the UI International School hijab crisis case brought to her table till January 11 by Justice Ladiran Akintola of Court 9 in the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan. It will be recalled that some Muslims parents and students of University of Ibadan International School drags the school management to court over the denial of the students the right to wear Hijab in the school, till January 11th 2019.
Also joined in the suit number M/706/2018 are Chairman of the Board of Governors of the school, Professor Yinka Aderinto, who is also the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and the University of Ibadan.
According to Daily Post, The Muslim parents among whom were: Taofeek Oyedeji Yekinni on behalf of Moridiyyah Ayoka Yekinni, Idris Badiru on behalf of Ikhlas Badiru, Sikiru Babatunde on behalf of Mahmudah Babarinde, Muideen Akerele on behalf of Faridah Akerele, Bello Dokpesi on behalf of Aakifah and Aakiyah Dokpesi, Rahman Akinoso on behalf of Iman Akinoso, Muhaiminudeen Akinlusi on behalf of Raheemah Akinlusi, Abdulwasiu Moshood on behalf of Faridah Moshood, Dr. Olatunde Olosunde on behalf of Hamdallah Olosunde, Abdulsakur Adebayo on behalf of Aliyah Adebayo and Abdulrahman Balogun, Ridwan Ademola and Bolaji Ajani on behalf of Muslim Parents of the school argued that continued denial of the 1st to 11th applicants the right to use Hijab on their school uniform within the premises of the school is unconstitutional and constitutes violation of the applicants rights to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
But Akintola, the presiding judge, while speaking on the matter at the court on Friday, said the need to adjourn the case for mention was to give all the parties involved in the case fair hearing.
The judge, after listening to counsel to the plaintiffs, Mr. Hassan Fajimite and defendants Mr. Babatunde Ajibade, adjourned the case till January 11th for mention.
Fajimite, while addressing journalists, said it, “Is enforcement of fundamental human rights of some Muslim students of University of Ibadan International school Ibadan, who have sued the school, the principal, University of ibadan and Chairman of the governing council of the school through their fathers, (Daily Post)
“They are seeking order of the court to enforce their right as Muslims to put on Hijab on their various school uniforms” Fajimite noted.
But, Mr. Ajibade, who represented the defendants, declined to comment on the matter when journalists at the court asked for his comments.