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Lagos Assembly seeks government support for schoolgirl injured by police teargas

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The Lagos State House of Assembly has urged the state government to support a 12-year-old student of the Adam Yakubu Memorial High School in Lagos State, Amina Alege, who suffered an eye injury after she was allegedly tear-gassed by the police.

The incident occurred last Friday in front of a mosque near Adam Yakubu Memorial High School in Iloro, Cement, Agege, Lagos.

The House called on the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, and the ministry to offer required support to the young girl, who is billed for surgery.

The matter was brought to the attention of the House by Chairman of the House Committee on Sports and Youth Development, Hon. Abiodun Orekoya, during a plenary session on Thursday, presided over by Deputy Speaker, Hon. Mojisola Lasbat Meranda.

Orekoya said that he received the information through a human rights organisation that the incident happened when two schools were embroiled in a clash, and the police intervened with tear-gas.

He said the student’s parents have been borrowing money to pay for her treatment and that she is currently admitted to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

Orekoya pleaded with the House to call on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to offer support to the parents and help save Amina’s life before the situation worsens.

Supporting Orekoya’s appeal, Hon. Kehinde Joseph (Alimosho II) emphasised that since the student attends a government-owned school, it was necessary for the governor to step in.

Joseph further requested that the House investigate the incident to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

Meranda directed the Chairman of the House Committee on Education (Secondary) to summon the management of both schools involved in the clash and investigate what led to the clash.

They are expected to report back within one week.

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