Achimota School case: Judge's name now written in gold - Lawyer for Rastafarian student

Achimota School case: Judge's name now written in gold - Lawyer for Rastafarian student

- Ras Tetteh Wayo, the lawyer of Tyrone Marhguy, the dreadlock-wearing Rastafarian student has praised a judge following a recent ruling

- On Monday, May 31, 2021, the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court ordered Achiomota School to admit the student

- The school had previously denied him admission because of his locks

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Ras Tetteh Wayo, the lawyer of Tyrone Marhguy, the dreadlock-wearing student who sued the Achimota school for denying him admission over his dreadlocks has commended the judge who sat on the case.

He says the ruling by the High Court judge, Gifty Adjei Addo, means her name will be mentioned in the same breath as defenders of Human Rights around the world.

On Monday, May 31, 2021, YEN.com.gh reported that the Human Rights Court 1 Division of the High Court in Accra directed Achimota School to admit Marhguy, and Oheneba Nkrabea, another Rastarian into the school.

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Achimota Rasta court ruling: Judge's name now written in gold - lawyer
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Following the court ruling, Wayo asserted that Gifty Adjei Addo's name has been written in gold for her decision.

"Her name is in legendary status. Her name is now written in gold. She now runs with Eleanor Roosevelt, the architect of the universal declaration of human rights. She runs with Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and former president of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights," Wayo told the media after the court ruling.

"That is the pedigree the High Courts Human Rights Court 1 judge has, just in a moment catapulted herself."

In reading why she ruled against Achimota School, Addo stated that the failure to admit the applicants because of their dreadlocks, which is a manifestation of their religious right is a violation of their human right, right to education, and dignity.

In other news, a Ghanaian businessman who looks just like NAM1, Abdul Mahmoud, says he fears for his life because of mistaken identity.

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In an interview monitored by YEN.com.gh on TV3, Mahmoud, who bears a striking resemblance to the defunct Menzgold boss says he has been harassed on countless occasions because of that.

Strangely, he shares the same birthday, May 16, with NAM1, known in private life as Nana Appiah Mensah.

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