Child Abuse: Chrisland reacts to alleged sexual assault of 2-year-old pupil by staff

Child Abuse: Chrisland reacts to alleged sexual assault of 2-year-old pupil by staff

Chrisland School reacts to alleged sexual assault of 2-year-old pupil by staff

According to the school’s statement, this incident is aimed at tarnishing its image.

The management of Chrisland School, Lekki, Lagos, has issued a statement in reaction to the trending story of a 2-year-old pupil who allegedly molested by a supervisor with the school.

The unnamed victim had relayed to a clinical psychologist, Olive Ogedengbe how the supervisor, Adegboyega Adenekan severally abused her.

The abuse reportedly occurred since 2016 but a recent court hearing, where a video of the child describing the abuse in detail to Ogedengbe was played, gave a fresh twist to the scandal.

Chrisland said previous investigations carried out in the school by officials of the Lagos State Quality Assurance turned out empty, as they did not find the suspect culpable.

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According to the school management, a journalist at the court hearing maliciously put out the story with the aim of tarnishing the school's image.

The management said “We believe there is a conspiracy against the Chrisland brand and this is nothing but paid journalism.

“We pray that the good Lord will vindicate us.

“Please be assured that your children are in safe hands. We have successfully built a solid reputation over the last 40-years and we continue to stand for excellence."

Adding that “The issue erupted and took a fierce dimension when journalists who witnessed the  court sitting last week in solidarity with the plaintiff who is a blogger started writing malicious stories (which are not a true picture of court proceedings) being circulated online.

“At the court proceedings, journalists were warned to be mindful of their stories since the matter is still in court.

“And is still an allegation until the accused is found guilty but they have continued with reckless abandon.”

The management added that although it doubts the abuse ever took place on its premises, it will cooperate with the police in its investigation and that it will make sure Adenekan is prosecuted if found guilty.

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