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Alleged Sexual Misconduct: LASG Shuts Down Chrisland Schools

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The Lagos State Government has sealed all Chrisland schools over an allegation of sexual misconduct involving pupils of the school.

The government in a press statement on Monday said the school was shut down indefinitely.

AN24 had reported that a 10-year-old was allegedly raped by her fellow students in Dubai United Arab Emirates during an international competition.

The statement posted on the officially Facebook page of the Lagos government, said all allegations are being investigated by the relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies which include Ministries of Education, Youth and Social Development, Justice and the Lagos State Domestic & Sexual Violence Agency and Office of Education Quality Assurance.

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The criminal allegations have also been escalated to the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi.

The statement reads, “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.

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.”

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