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Chrisland school closed over ‘rape’ video

Police in Lagos say they are investigating a video of alleged sexual assault and also a threat to life made by the mother, who claimed her daughter was raped during a Chrisland School trip to Dubai.

She alleged that her 10-year-old daughter was raped while on a trip for the World School Games, held between March 10 and 13, 2022.

The woman said in a video that has gone viral that a video of the alleged rape has been circulated on social media networks.

In a statement Tuesday, the Lagos Police Command spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said investigations into the matter had commenced, “to establish the identities of the players in the video, the true incident in the video, the geographical location of the incident, the alleged threat to life against a student of the school and circumstances surrounding the alleged repeated pregnancy tests conducted on a student without parental consent.”

The Lagos state government has ordered the closure of the school on Monday.

The government, in a statement from the office of the quality assurance unit of the education ministry, cautioned that distributing the purported video amounted to child pornography.

“We also use this medium to remind the general public of the implications pertaining to engaging in any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a child committing an offense…. [They are] liable to a custodial sentence of fourteen (14) years, This includes producing, distributing, receiving, or possessing an image of child pornography, the statement warned.

The Chrisland School has been closed indefinitely awaiting further inquiry,” it added.

Past offences

Mercy Johnson, a Nollywood actress, said her 8-year-old daughter was bullied by a teacher at the school in 2021.

In 2016, Adegboyega Adenekan, the school’s former supervisor, was also accused of sexually assaulting a student who was less than 3 years old at the time.

The sexual offences court convicted and sentenced Adenekan to 60 years in jail in 2019.

Writing by Saadatu Albashir; Editing by Tola Oguneye