Chrisland School scandal: Police commences investigation, warns sharing of video could attract 14-year jail term
Written by Broad Admin on April 18, 2022
The Lagos State Police Command has said that it has commenced an investigation into the controversial alleged rape video showing pupils of Chrisland School and would ensure that justice is served.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, where he explained that the police have commenced an investigation to ascertain the identities of those involved and to gather other relevant information.
Hundeyin in the statement said, “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to an alleged rape video purportedly depicting students of Chrisland School Lagos, going viral on social media.
“The command has commenced investigations into the matter with a view to establishing the identities of the players in the video, the true incident in the video, the geographical location of the incident, the alleged threat to life against a student of the school, and circumstances surrounding the alleged repeated pregnancy tests conducted on a student without parental consent.
“The command is equally taking cognisance of the cybercrime angle to the whole episode and would not hesitate to enlist the support of the Interpol should the need arise. For a holistic and unbiased investigation, the command shall be working with relevant ministries, departments, agencies, and non-governmental organisations.”
- The Lagos State Government has warned members of the public to desist from distributing footage of students of Chrisland Schools engaging in a sexual act.
- The state government said that the act of sharing such video footage amounts to child pornography and could attract up to a 14-year jail term.
- The state government said, “We also use this medium to remind the general public of the implications pertaining to engaging in any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a child commits an offence and are liable to a custodial sentence of fourteen (14) years. This includes producing, distributing, receiving, or possessing an image of child pornography.’’