The Lagos State Government has announced the indefinite closure of Chrisland Schools, following the controversial “immoral act” engaged in by the students of the school during a trip to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Star had reported that the video of the incident had gone viral after it was shared by music manager, Ubi Franklin, on his social media accounts.
The female student, who is a 10-year-old girl, was videotaped while the “immoral act” was ongoing.
Franklin, on his social media accounts, narrated how his friend’s 10-year-old daughter was raped during a school competition in Dubai and was later suspended from the school.
He disclosed that the girl was selected to represent her school at the World School Games in Dubai when the incident occurred
However, the Lagos State Government has announced the shutdown of the Chrisland Schools via a statement on Monday.
The 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.
“All allegations are being investigated by the relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies, including the Ministry of Education, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Ministry of Justice and the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, whilst the criminal allegations have been escalated to the Commissioner of Police.”
It added: “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-centred 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 a custodial sentence of 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,” the state government stated.
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