Osun State Muslim Community have called on Governor Rauf Aregbesola to warn his deputy, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, against violating the judgment of the court that guaranteed female muslim students their right to cover their heads in the state public primary and secondary schools.

The Muslims in a letter written by their counsel, Kazeem Odedeji, also urged the Governor to call the principals of public schools in the state to order against disobedience to court order.

Odedeji recalled that his clients had patient from 2013 while the case was in court, until the court delivered judgment on June 3rd, 2016, in favour of the muslim female students.

“However, there are some of the principals and head-teachers who continue to sabotage the effort and with impurity disobey the judgment of the court by disallowing the female Muslim Students the use of hijab in their schools.

“These heads of schools and teachers still claim that the said schools belong to the Christian missionaries and over their dead bodies would they allow hijab to be used in those schools.

“They also claim to have full support for their action in the deputy governor of the state, Mrs. Titi Laoye Tomori with collaborators among some security agencies especially some local directors of department of the state security.

“The principals include but not limited to Mr. Ojekunle, the principal of Baptist Government High School; Iree, Mr. Anthony Famoriyo, the principal of St. Charles Government High School, Osogbo and Mrs. Agboola, the principal of African Middle School, Iree.

“Your Excellency, perhaps the Deputy Governor and her collaborators need to be reminded that her office and that of principals and head-teachers of all public Secondary and Primary Schools in the state are parties in the case and none of them has appealed against the judgment of the Court.

“Therefore, they are bound to respect and enforce the judgment. Even, if they had appealed against the judgment, it is an elementary point of law that an appeal does not operate as a stay.

“Moreso, an application filed by the Christian Association of Nigeria, the body they are tactically protecting has, not long after it was filed, collapsed and the court has struck out same.

“It is against the above background we hereby call on your Excellency to call the deputy governor and her collaborators to order. We wonder why the deputy governor, who is a product of the rule of law, could be a hindrance against the constitution which she swore to uphold.

“Finally, we need to state, at this juncture that should they continue in their lawlessness and religious bigotry, we are already compiling the list of the recalcitrant and bigot heads of schools, education administrators, teachers or any person infringing on the rights of our clients and we shall waste no time in moving the court to commit them to prison for disobedience to court judgment among other suits we are ready to file against them in their personal capacities.

“Some principals may have to finish their career in prison to serve as deterrent for others.”

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