Human rights lawyer, Malcolm Omoirhobo, became an internet sensation after dressing to the Supreme Court as a priest.
Photos of Malcolm circulated the internet space like a wildfire for donning an African traditional worshippers’ attire to proceedings at the Apex court.
The lawyer revealed that his choice of outfit was an expression of his fundamental human rights as prescribed by a recent judgment of the Supreme Court which permits all Nigerians to display their way of worship and the use of hijab in schools and public places.
The Supreme Court on Friday, June 17, 2022, gave the judgment in an appeal filed by the Lagos State Government that upholds the earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal which ruled that the ban on hijab was discriminatory against Muslim students in the state.
“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.
“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,” he revealed.