A human rights lawyer, Malcolm Omoirhobo, has become an overnight celebrity for the fashion stunt he pulled at the Supreme Court, ABuja on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
Photos on social media shows Omoirhobo dressed like an African native doctor with a gourd with cowries around his neck. He then topped this with his lawyer’s gown and a feather on his wig.
having drawn the attention he wanted with his mode of dressing, he went on to explain that he wore the attire to show gratitude to the Supreme Court which had, on Friday, June 17, 2022, granted the use of hijab by female Muslim students in government-owned schools in Lagos.
Addressing journalists in what seemed like sarcasm, Omoirhobo said, “I am very grateful to the Supreme Court. Just last week Friday, they made a very resounding decision that promotes Section 38 of the constitution. That is our right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion.
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“That we are free to express our way of worship in our schools and in our courts. That decision was reached on Friday and that has encouraged me.
“Because I am a traditionalist and this is the way I worship. Based on the decision of the Supreme Court, this is how I will be dressing henceforth in court because I am a strong adherent to ‘Olokun’, the god of rivers.”