The management of Chrisland Schools has sent an email to parents reassuring parents of their children’s safety. This comes after reports surfaced online two days ago of a 47-year-old supervisor in the school, Adegboyega Adenekan, who allegedly sexually molested a 2-year-old girl in the school. Ade was accused of molesting the little girl who was in the Lekki branch of the school in November 2016. A video recording of the little girl describing how the school supervisor molested her was played at the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Monday February 12th.
Nigerians on social media had called on parents that stiill have their wards in the school to remove them and boycott the school after it was alleged that the school had hired a SAN to defend the accused in court.
In the email sent to parents, the management of the school stated that their school has an untarnished image it has maintained since its inception 40 years ago. The school said the sad incident happened in its VGC branch and not the Lekki branch as it has been widely reported.
The management of the school while narrating what happened said
”It all started when a mother alleged that her daughter was molested. We were baffled that a mother could keep quiet and not notify the school or report it for two weeks. We also wondered why she left the child in the school for a month if indeed she was molested in the same school.”
The school said the matter was immediately reported to the Ajah Police Station and investigations began and that it had cooperated with the police, and the agencies involved in the case and have vowed to prosecute Adenekan if he was found guilty.
The school authorities accused the press of working with some persons to tarnish the image of the school.
“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 School alleged that journalists were paid to publish the allegedly malicious stories and suggested there was a conspiracy against the brand of the school.
“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,” the email read