LASG shuts Chrisland schools over alleged sexual abuse of 10 year-old pupil


The Lagos State government has ordered the close of all branches of Chrisland Schools in various parts of the state over an alleged sexual abuse of one of its pupils.

This development is coming amid controversies over the issue which involves some pupils of the school taken on a trip to Dubai, United Arabs Emirates (UAE). The pupils during the trip were involved in gross misconduct and sexual activities.

Following the incident, the school authorities suspended the female pupil involved indefinitely stating that she was “a major actor” in an “immoral act”.

But the mother of the pupil claimed her daughter was drugged and raped by the male students involved in the act.

Meanwhile, the truth surrounding the matter is still quite unclear.

The statement from the Lagos govt. however says investigation is still underway adding that justice will be served on the matter.

The statement further revealed that all Chrisland Schools within Lagos State are closed, pending further investigations.

The full statement read, “The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to the alleged sexual violence case involving students of Chrisland Schools which occurred in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“It is pertinent to note that all allegations are being investigated by the relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies, including Ministry of Education, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Ministry of Justice and the Lagos State Domestic & Sexual Violence Agency, whilst the criminal allegations have been escalated to the Commissioner of Police.

“In view of the allegations, we are committed to ensuring that adequate medical and pscyho social support is provided.

“This is to reassure members of the public of the State Government’s commitment to safety and child protection, especially in ensuring that all child-centered institutions within the state, formulate and implement policies and systems that are compliant with the Executive Order (NO.EO/AA08 of 2016), Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Program.

“We also use this medium to remind the general public that any person who engages in any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a child, commits an offence and is liable to custodial sentence of fourteen (14) years. This includes “producing, distributing, receiving, or possessing an image of child pornography”.

“In the meantime, all Chrisland Schools within Lagos State are hereby closed, pending further investigations.”

Abisola Adebayo is a Reporter/Presenter/Social Media Manager for Tv360Nigeria. She is a first class graduate of the department of Mass Communication at Fountain University, Osogbo. Abisola is currently running her Masters Degree at the University of Lagos. The Social Media savvy young lady is ambitious and driven, likes trying new things and sets new goals for herself. Always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.

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