Following the reactions trailing the viral sexual video of 10-year-old student of Chrisland School, the Lagos State Government has shut the branches of the school in the State.
The government announced the shutting of the school in a statement on Monday. The shutting of the school is indefinitely pending further investigations.
The statement reads, “The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to the alleged sexual violence case involving students of Chrisland school.
“It is pertinent to note that all allegations are being investigated by the relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies, including Ministry of Education, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Ministry of Justice and the Lagos State Domestic & Sexual Violence Agency, whilst the criminal allegations have been escalated to the Commissioner of Police.
“In view of the allegations, we are committed to ensuring that adequate medical and pscyho social support is provided. This is to reassure members of the public of the State Government’s commitment to safety and child protection, especially in ensuring that all child-centered institutions within the state, formulate and implement policies and systems that are compliant with the Executive Order (NO.EO/AA08 of 2016), Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Program.
“We also use this medium to remind the general public on the implications pertaining to engaging in any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving of a child commits an offence and is liable to 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.”