The PUNCH has learned that all parties involved in the alleged sexual assault of a 10-year-old Chrisland Schools primary six kid met on Wednesday at the Ministry of Education in the Alausa region of Lagos State.
Officials from the Education Quality Assurance and the Directorate of Public Prosecution are currently questioning representatives of the school management as well as parents of the affected pupils, according to an impeccable source at the meeting, which began at 2:30pm and is still ongoing as of the time of filing this report.
While none of the students involved were present at the meeting, the school administration, parents, and other parties will report to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, according to the source.
During the school’s participation in the World School Games in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a mother claimed that her daughter was sexually abused.
Despite the fact that the female student was one of 76 students who represented the school at the Dubai event, which took place between March 8 and 14, 2022, the institution stated the allegation of rape was unfounded.
Rather, the school, which is located in the Victoria Garden City area of the state, said two of its students engaged in “sexual misconduct” in a game called “Truth or Dare” after the lights had gone out.
The female student (name withheld) was then suspended indefinitely by the school authorities, who said she was “a main performer” in the “immoral act.”
However, the pupil’s mother claimed in a viral video that her daughter was drugged and raped by some of the school’s male students.
Earlier on Monday, the Lagos State Government announced that all Chrisland Schools in the state will be closed indefinitely pending the outcome of a security probe.
The Chrisland Schools incident was one of the recent incidences of bullying and molestations in secondary schools that has been disappointing.
Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old boarding student at Dowen College in Lekki, Lagos, died from injuries incurred after he was allegedly tormented and sexually raped by some senior students at the school last November.
Karen-Happuch Akpagher of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Abuja, died of sexual abuse in June 2021, whereas Don Davies of Deeper Life High School, Uyo, almost escaped death when his mother raised the alarm of her emaciated son’s suspected sodomy in December 2020.