The Lagos State Government has reacted to a reported allegation of sexual abuse involving Chrisland School students in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
All complaints are being investigated by the relevant Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, according to a statement released on Monday, April 18.
They include the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency and the Office of Education Quality Assurance; as well as the Ministries of Education, Youth and Social Development, Justice, and the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency.
Abiodun Alabi, the Commissioner of Police, has been notified of the criminal allegations.
The administration stated that it is committed to providing necessary medical and psychosocial help.
According to the statement, all child-centered institutions in the state shall establish and execute policies and systems. This is in accordance with the Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Program Executive Order (NO.EO/AA08 of 2016).
“Any person who engages in any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a child commits an offense 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”, it added.
Meanwhile, the mother of the Chrisland School female pupil who was gang-raped; and recorded has cried out to the public for help.
The teenage victim was assaulted by male students during a trip to Dubai organized by the school.
The woman said the daughter narrated how they went out in the morning for breakfast; and one of the boys, Kachi, begged her to borrow him her phone charger.
“(Later) After dinner, Kachi called her room that she should come and take her charger. She went there for her charger. When she got into the room, one of them said she should take her charger from the toilet.
“They hijacked her and told her to take a substance, so they were all under the influence. She said after that, she did not know what she was doing again. They told her to be climbing them and someone stood there videoing and posting it out.”