According to the Lagos State Police Command, the administration of Chrisland Schools, parents, and students allegedly engaging in sexual conduct during a school trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have all been invited.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state Police Public Relations Officer, stated this in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Tuesday.
“All parties have been summoned to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Yaba,” he said. School officials, parents, and their children are among the parties.
“No one has yet reported, but we’ve been in touch with them all, and they’ve all given us an acceptable date and time for their arrival.” The next course of action will be determined by what happens after their invitation.”
However, a source told our correspondent that on Wednesday, all parties will report to the SCIID.
PUNCH The students, including a 10-year-old girl, were among the 76 students that represented the school at the World School Games in Dubai from March 8 to 14, 2022, according to Metro.
During the event, the 10-year-old girl is said to have engaged in sexual actions that were captured on video by another student.
On Monday, the video clip became popular on Twitter.
In another recorded recording, the girl’s mother is heard accusing the school of covering up and bringing her daughter for a pregnancy test without her consent.
The state government subsequently ordered the closure of all Chrisland Schools in the state, while the police investigated the incident.
Late Monday, a member of Chrisland Schools’ advisory board, Akin Fadeyi, issued a statement denying the rape accusation and stating that the school did not take the child for a pregnancy test.
A top lawyer, Jiti Ogunye, reacted to the situation by criticizing the Lagos State Government for having a knee-jerk attitude to similar matters.
“Too often, the government replies with a knee-jerk reaction,” he remarked. Knee-jack in the sense that it will say it is closing down the school if something happens.
“If the school is closed, what happens to the right to education of the remaining students?” What happened to their right to go to school and learn? What happened to the money that the parents contributed?
“So, instead of just closing the school, the government should activate the proper agencies/departments in the ministry of education, as well as the supervisors, to work.” So now is the moment for the administration to examine itself.
“How many supervisors do they have who go around to the schools on a weekly/monthly basis to question the kids what they’re afraid of and what’s going on in the school?” “I have a feeling they don’t.”
Meanwhile, Usman Baba, the country’s Inspector-General of Police, has ordered a review of police personnel and operational assets deployed to schools and colleges.
Muyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, said in a statement on Tuesday that the order was issued to ensure that schools across the country were safe and secure for pupils.
According to Adejobi, the review was prompted by a few isolated incidences recorded in several of the country’s schools.