The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of all Chrisland Schools across the state over a sex scandal involving minors who are pupils of the elite school.
A report says the decision of the Lagos State Government was due to the outrage by Nigerians after the alleged video showing the misconduct made its way to social media.
Chrisland School has earlier announced the suspension of the 10-year-old female pupil after being sexually molested while playing truth-or-dare in Dubai.
It was gathered that pupils from the elite high school were in Dubai in March to participate in the World School Games between March 10-13, 2022.
The school was celebrated for carrying out an impressive display and winning about 34 medals.
In the April 14, 2022, letter to the girl’s parent authorities at Chrisland School in Victoria Island Garden City told the girl’s father that she took part in “improper behaviour” after playing the truth-or-dare game, describing her as a “major participant.”
The school said other schoolmates who took part in the game had been suspended.
“In line with our core values centred on discipline, Chrisland Schools have zero tolerance for any improper behaviour and misconduct,” the school said in a letter signed by its principal Georgie Azike.
The school said other schoolmates who took part in the game had been suspended, adding that the girl and her parents did not cooperate during its investigation.
“Consequently, [name redacted) is hereby placed on indefinite suspension until you as the parents ensure that she is punished, adequately counseled and rehabilitated,” the school said.
Friends of the father said a pregnancy test had been conducted and the school initially hushed up the case.
A spokesman for Chrisland did not return a request seeking comments about the allegations.