The Lagos State Government has closed all Chrisland Schools within the State pending investigations of an alleged rape scandal involving a 10 year old female pupil of the School.
The closure of the school was happening after a 10-year-old pupil of the school was alleged to have been gang raped by her schoolmates during a trip to Dubai.
The video of the incident which was shared by Ubi Frank, a music manager on his social media account has gone viral and is dominating discussion on social media
The ugly incident attracted outrage and widespread condemnation among Nigerians on social media which has forced the Lagos State Government to issue its reaction of shutting down all Chrisland Schools within the State.
A statement issued on Monday said all allegations are being investigated by the relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
The Ministries the statement said include that of Education, Youth and Social Development, Justice and the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency and Office of Education Quality Assurance
It indicated that the criminal allegations have also been escalated to the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi.
According to the statement the government expressed commitment to ensuring that adequate medical and psychosocial support is provided.
The statement said all child-centred institutions within the state must formulate and implement policies and systems compliant with the Executive Order (NO.EO/AA08 of 2016), Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Program.
“Any person who engages in any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a child commits an offence 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.
However, the mother of the victim of the alleged rape has reacted through a tearful video she released on Monday.
She said her daughter was gang raped by her peers, someone recorded the act and posted it online.
The sorrowful mother accused the school making attempt to cover up the incident by threatening her daughter not to talk to anyone about the incident or else she would be killed.
She said they conducted a pregnancy test on the girl while ostensibly saying that they were carrying out a covid test on her.
According to her, that the girl gave her charger to one Kachi, who asked her to come for the charger in the night in the boys’ room which the outrageous sex act took place.
The mother said that it was when the daughter got there that the boys gave her a substance which she alleged made her to lose her mind.
“My child attends Chrislam School VGC. Good evening mothers, good evening to everybody to fellow Nigerians, I am making out this cry to every one to help me out.
“About a month ago, I was on my way out of Lagos, so I got a call from Mrs Azike, the head teacher of the school. She told me that she needed to see me, I said okay I would come when I return.
“So two days after, I came to the school, and met her with two other women in her office. One introduced herself as Mrs Kemi, that they came from Chrisland headquarters
“They just wanted me to know that my daughter whom I left in their care, that they took to Dubai, had a kiss with a boy and the boy kissed her. That they got that thing from true and dare.
“That what they wanted me to do was to take her phone from her so that she won’t do that again.
“I said okay, if it is just that I will get the phone from her. Even Mrs Kemi told me that I should not tell my husband, that it is not every thing women disclose to their husband.
“So I said ok, as long as this is just kissing, and that I will caution my daughter so I left them. I thought everything was fine.
“I left but they took my daughter elsewhere to interrogate her without my consent. They’ve been threatening that if she speaks out, they are going to kill her. That’s it is a men’s world and she shouldn’t disclose it to me.
“My daughter was dying in silence I didn’t know. They took her to go and do a pregnancy test and lied it was a COVID test, almost three times.
“Because we have started confronting them that we are aware of what they did, the school sent her a suspension letter”, she said in tears.
Kidnappers highjack two Abuja-bound buses conveying passengers in Kogi
***Police confirms abduction of passengers
By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja
Two buses fully loaded with Passengers travelling from the Eastern part of the country to Abuja have been highjacked and passengers abducted in Inele-Eteke Ogugu new road in Kogi east Senatorial district
The two buses belonging to God Is Good (GIG) transport and Logistics company and the ABC transport company were highjacked while heading to Abuja by Kidnappers in Kogi state.
The source further discosed that GIG bus left umuahia at 7:30 am on Saturday on its way to Abuja.
GIG company it was gathered has contacted security services and they are tracking them.
Meanwhile the Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the Saturday kidnap of passengers aboard two Abuja-bound buses from the Eastern part of the country on Inele-Eteke Ogugu new road in Kogi East Senatorial district of the state.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Williams Aya (SP) made the confirmation in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Lokoja.
Aya who could not give the number of passengers however, confirmed that two buses were involved,
The PPRO said that the state Commissioner of Police, Bethrand Onuoha, immediately directed the Divisional Police Officer, Local Vigilantes and Hunters to comb the bushes with a view to apprehending the hoodlums and rescuing the victims.
He disclosed that Onuoha further deployed the Tactical Squad consisting of Quick Response Unit, Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism Unit, as well as conventional Police personnel to the area to continue with the bush combing to ensure all victims are rescued unhurt.
Our correspondent gathered on Monday that the buses, one from GIG Motors and the other from ABC Transport heading to Abuja were intercepted by the gun-wielding hoodlums on the lonely road in Kogi state.
The victims were said to have been marched into the bush by the hoodlums leaving no traces.
According to the source, the GIG bus left Umuahia at about 7:30am on Saturday enroute Abuja adding that the GIG company said they had contacted security agencies.
Gunmen kill two royal fathers in Ekiti, another escapes by the whiskers
***Fish out killers, Oyebanji orders security agents
Tragedy has struck in Ekiti State where gunmen yet to be identified laid ambush for two first class traditional rulers and gunned them down in a gruesome manner on Monday
The unfortunate incident occured on IRELE -Oke Ako road in Ikole Local government area of Ekiti State .
The slain traditional rulers are Oba Olumojo of Imojo Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsola.
Another traditional ruler, Oba Alara of Ara Ekiti,, Oba Adebayo Fatoba escaped being killed by the whiskers
They were said to be returning from a meeting when the gunmen opened fire on them, killing two of the traditional rulers on the spot.
Governor Biodun Oyebanji who confirmed the killing of the traditional rulers in a statement ordered security agencies to immediately fish out the killers of the two traditional rulers.
In the statement signed by his Special Adviser on media and publicity, Yinka Oyebode, Oyebanji condemned the gruesome murder of the two traditional rulers.
The statement reads thus :
” Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji has condemned Monday’s dastardly attack in Oke-Ako area in Ikole Local Government, which led to the gruesome killing of two traditional rulers; and ordered security agencies in the state to fish out the killers.
“The two traditional rulers- the Onimojo of Imojo Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsola were killed in an ambush by armed men while returning from a meeting.
“The third traditional ruler, the Alara of Ara –Ekiti, Oba Adebayo Fatoba escaped the attack.”
Oyebanji, said security agents have been despatched to the area to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
The killings were carried out barely one hour Governor Oyebanji presided over the state security council meeting in Ado-Ekiti.
Respite, as Nabeeha’s siblings regain freedom from the den of kidnappers
At last, the remaining four siblings of late Nabeeha Al-Kadriyah have been set free.
It would be recalled that the sisters were kidnapped alongside their father in the Zuma 1 area of Bwari Area Council on January 2nd.
Their father was later released to give him the leeway to source for ransom. However, the failure of the family to meet their demand within a deadline issued by the kidnappers led to the killing of Nabeeha.
After the young schoolgirl was killed by his abductors, the bandits raised the ransom from N60 million to N100 million with a threat to kill all the sisters.
The gruesome killing attracted sympathy from concerned Nigerians who offered assistance to ensure the remaining sisters were not killed.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Federal Capital Territory Police, FCT command, Josephine Adeh confirmed the release00 on Sunday morning.
The PPRO indicated that they were rescued by the FCT Anti-Kidnapping squad in a concerted effort with troops of the Nigerian Army.
She said the victims were rescued around Kajuru forest in Kaduna State, Saturday night.
“The operatives successfully rescued the victims around Kajuru forest in Kaduna state at about 11:30 pm on Saturday”, she said.
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