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Alleged Rape: Police weigh in as Chrisland, parent disagree

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Lagos State Police Command have delved into the the disagreement between the management of Chrisland Schools, Lagos State, and parent of a 10-year-old primary six pupil over the incidented raped case.

In a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police command said that efforts were in place to establish the identities of those in the video.

”The command has commenced investigations into the matter with a view to establishing the identities of the players in the video, the true incident, the alleged threat to life against a student of the school and the circumstances surrounding the alleged repeated pregnancy tests conducted on a student without parental consent.

”The command is equally taking cognizance of the cybercrime angle to the whole episode and would not hesitate to enlist the support of the interpol should the need arise.

”For a holistic and unbiased investigation, the command shall be working with relevant MDAs and Non-governmental organizations.

”The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi has assured that due diligence will be observed to ensure that there is no miscarriage of Justice,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chrisland School has denied the allegation that her pupil was raped as portrayed by her parent.

Chrisland said that the female pupil participated during the school’s engagement in the World School Games at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Bayelsa Times learned that about 76 pupils Chrisland at the event, that took place between March 8 and 14, 2022.

Earlier, the pupil’s mother posited that her 10 year old daughter was drugged and rapped, calling on Nigerians to help her get justice.

Chrisland in a statement by a member of the, Advisory Board, Chrisland Schools, Akin Fadeyi, titled, ‘Chrisland Children Remain Our Centre of Focus,’ debunked the claim, saying that there was no such act.

The school management averred that 71 of the pupils ensured untainted adherence to the school’s standards.

The statement reads: “Within these 71, we kept our girls on the 11th floor and boys on the 4th floor to draw clear lines that respect moral boundaries.

“We were, however, compelled to engage with the parents of the remaining students who unfortunately got themselves involved in misconduct, and in accordance with our code of conduct processes, which are well known to the parents.

”We meted out measured reprimands to them to instil a sense of discipline and as deterrence to others. We are proud to reassure our stakeholders that no rape of anyone or the administration of a pregnancy test on any child took place on our watch.

“For emphasis, only a COVID post-travel test was conducted on the returning delegation of our students, in compliance with COVID-19 travel protocols at the Life Centre Medical Services on March 21, 2022, at School Hall, Opebi.

“This was through the nose swab test as consistent with COVID-19 health protocols. We trust that this can be verified at the source provided,” the statement said.

The police, have however, commenced investigation into the matter.

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