Chrisland school and it’s other branches in the state as been shut down by The Lagos state government, following an alleged sexual violation involving some pupils during an international trip.
According to the statement that was released by the state government, says the criminal allegation as regards the unfortunate incident has been escalated to the state police and proper investigation has been launched.
The state government also gives warning to the general public that anyone seen producing,disturbing or engaging in any visual depiction and involving a child in pornography commits an offense and is liable to a custodial sentence of fourteen (14) years.
The statement reads
”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”.
All Chrisland Schools within Lagos State are hereby shutdown in the meantime, pending further investigations.
Lagos State Government