The mother of a 10-year-old student of Chrisland School, Victoria Island Garden City (VGC), in Lekki area of Lagos, who was filmed being ‘raped’ by her classmates, has disclosed that the school authority had threatened her daughter to keep mum.
The woman, in a video circulating on social media said: “They have been threatening my daughter that if she speaks out, they are going to kill her; that it’s a man’s world.”
Persecondnews reports that a viral video posted on Instagram which shows a 10-year-old Chrisland schools female student picked to represent the school in Dubai, filmed while being allegedly ‘‘raped’’ by her classmates has sparked outrage on the internet.
The distraught mother of the victim who has come out to speak and seek justice, said she received a call from another parent of a pupil in the school who informed her of what had happened to her daughter.
“A parent called me that she needed to see me, that it is very very urgent. So I had to go her house. When I got to her house, she said something has been trending in Chrisland which I am not even aware of that she has told them that she doesn’t think that I am aware of this incident.
“The woman now called me and said look at this video. See what is trending in Chrisland. All the parents are aware.
“So immediately I informed my husband. We began to call Mrs Azike; the headteacher at Chrisland school, VGC, she refused to pick her call.
“I called her more than 20 times she didn’t respond to the call but later I think she spoke with my husband and told him that she doesn’t know anything if such a thing existed.
“That was how I began to beat my daughter that why would this happen? What is going on? As we were beating her, the girl now said Mummy please can I talk to you?
“She said Chrisland, Mrs Azike threatened her not to speak out. She narrated how it happened. How they abandoned them in a hotel, how they school left them and how she got into this thing that is happening now,” she said.
The mother further disclosed that the school authorities had been sending people from their headquarters to have meetings with her 10-year-old daughter without her knowledge.
“They have been coming to have meetings, sending delegates from their headquarters to have meetings with my daughter without my consent. I was not aware. We were not informed. Chrisland was trying to hide this issue.
“They have been threatening my daughter that if she speaks out they are going to kill her, that it is a man’s world.
“That she should keep quiet and shouldn’t disclose it to me, and my daughter was dying in silence I didn’t know,” the woman said.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has shut all the branches of Chrisland schools in the state following the unfortunate incident.
In a statement released on Monday, the state government says an investigation has been launched into the unfortunate incident.
It said a criminal allegation as regards the unfortunate incident has also been escalated to the state police.
The state government further warned that anyone seen producing, distributing, receiving, or having child pornography will be committing an offence and is liable to a custodial sentence of 14 years.