Lagos Closes Chrisland Schools Indefinitely Due To Sex Tape Of 10-Year-Old Student
All branches of Chrisland schools are affected by this closure, the one situated at Opebi, Ikeja inclusive
The Lagos State Government has closed all Chrisland Schools following a sex tape involving a 10-year old teenager and her classmates in United Arab Emirates, Dubai.
Pupils from Chrisland Schools situated in Victoria Garden city were in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai to take part in the World School Games between March 10 and 13, 2022.
All other branches of Chrisland schools, including the Opebi branch, are affected by the closure.
A joint statement signed by the Ministry of Education, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Youth and Social Development and Ministry of Justice announced the closure on Monday.
The statement reads:
“The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to the alleged sexual violence case involving students of Chrisland school 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 the 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 psycho 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 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.”