Parent drags Gracefield School to court for feeding kid allergic to banku and okro; demands GH¢150,000 compensation » JustOnlyNews•com™

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Accra’s Gracefield School Restricted has been sued for carelessness.

On June 24, 2021, the School allegedly served a 5-year-old Banku (a neighborhood meals) he was allergic to.

The plaintiff, represented by Charles Kofi Kwadam, is asking GHC150,000 for the Minor’s shock, sickness, and inconvenience.

The plaintiff can also be suing the School for putting the Minor’s life at hazard regardless of realizing about his well being situation (Corn or maize allergy symptoms).

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The plaintiff additionally seeks GHC 1,634 in particular damages for the minor’s medical care.

The court heard that the Minor began college on Could 4, 2021.

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In a declare, the Minor’s mom alleged he instructed the School about his allergy symptoms.

On the admission type, the mom reported the kid had allergic rhinitis, corn, and peanut allergy symptoms.


“Earlier than June 24, 2021, the defendant college gave the plaintiff different meals when Banku was provided for lunch.

“As a substitute of providing the plaintiff an alternate meals for lunch on June 24, 2021, the defendant provided him banku,” the assertion of declare claimed.

The court heard that as a result of the Minor was hungry by midday, he ate roughly six morsels of banku earlier than the lunchtime attendant modified it to spaghetti.

After college, the minor fell asleep and wakened at 7 pm vomiting severely.

“Plaintiff vomited 7 occasions between 7pm and 11pm,” the declare learn.

The court heard he spent days in two hospitals.

The vomiting reportedly left him weak and dehydrated.

Emotionally and mentally, he suffered.

The college’s administrator and instructor have been instructed about his struggling and agreed “not to repeat that error.”

The Plaintiff claimed the School did nothing to decrease the hurt it prompted him or compensate him for bodily ache, anguish, and grief.

In its protection, the School refuted some plaintiff claims.

The defendant asserted that because the plaintiff’s admission to the School, its personnel have adopted her (plaintiff’s) mom’s instructions and have by no means failed to adjust to “his allergy symptoms.”

“…On the day in query, none of our officers gave the plaintiff banku as an alternative of a non-allergic dish.”


The defendant argued the plaintiff took snacks to college on June 24, 2021, and ate them earlier than lunch at 11:00 am, so he couldn’t have been hungry at lunchtime.

The School stated the Minor ate spaghetti in sauce for lunch.

The defendant asserted the minor ate her home-brought snacks after lunch and confirmed no indicators of illness, weak spot, or adversarial response at college.

The School argued that any substance within the Minor’s vomit may have been chewed materials and that it didn’t “present or present banku” to the Minor.

In accordance to the defendant, the Minor’s household made false and unfounded allegations in opposition to the School, which was unreasonable. The defendant denied the entire Minor’s claims, sustaining that he had none.

The case has been delayed till July 15, 2022.

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