Human Rights lawyer Malcolm Omoirhobo caused a melodrama at the Supreme Court on Thursday as he appeared in a full traditional attire of an “Olokun priest” to attend court proceedings.
The “Olokun’ deity, worshipped mainly in the southwestern part of the country is associated with wealth, prosperity and abundance.
The Lagos-based activist said he dressed to court in that manner to exercise his fundamental human rights following the recent Supreme Court judgment that allowed all Nigerians to express their way of worship and the use of hijab in schools and public places.
Mr Omoirhobo who robed in traditional attire to look like an herbalist gained entry into the court barefooted with feathers attached to his wig.
He also wore a gourd on his necklace with cowries and a red wrapper tied around his waist.
The attorney maintained he has the right to come to the court in his traditional regalia without any harassment in line with the…