- A lawyer is advocating for professional help for the Rastafarian students involved in the Achimota case
- Two students were denied admission by authorities of the school because of their locks
- Lawyer Yaw Oppong however thinks that in spite of a court order asking the students to be admitted, they would need professional help to deal with trauma
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Lawyer Yaw Oppong is advocating for Tyron Marhguy and Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, the Rastafarian students at the center of the Achimota School case to get psychological help.
On Monday, May 31, 2021, YEN.com.gh reported that the Achimota School has been ordered to admit Tyrone Marhguy, the dreadlock-wearing Rastafarian boy into the school.
Oppong is of the opinion that the two students will need some form of professional help to deal with the trauma suffered as a result of the case.
“In spite of their court victory, these students will need professional help to deal with the emotions from the court case, and what happened before. They need to talk to a professional to get the necessary help," Oppong said on Adom FM's 'Dwaso Nsem'.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that 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 Gifty Adjei Addo, a judge of the Human Rights Court 1 Division of the High Court means her name will be mentioned in the same breath as defenders of Human Rights around the world.
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.
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"That is the pedigree the High Courts Human Rights Court 1 judge has, just in a moment catapulted herself."
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