Human Rights Lawyer, Malcolm Omirhobo, on Thursday dressed in native doctor or ‘Babalawo’ attire to attend proceedings at the Nigeria apex court.
The human rights lawyer action is sequel to the recent Supreme Court judgement that ruled that muslim students can wear hijab to schools in Lagos.
According to reports, when he walked into the Supreme Court, the Justices who were on seat looked up in shock, looked at themselves and without a word, went on recess.
In an interview with newsmen, Omirhobo said that, since the Supreme Court has ruled last week that students could wear Hijab to schools in Lagos, that means the Court has given every religion a right to dress the way the believers wish to dress and that he has decided to dress like a traditionalist/native doctor from now on to court since the Supreme Court has given religious freedom to all religions.
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