By Orowo Victoria Ojieh
The mother of a 10-year-old pupil of Chrisland school who was allegedly raped by her fellow male classmates has called on Nigerians to come to her help. She has narrated what she said truly transpired at the World Games in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai which was organised by Chrisland School.
In a video posted on social media, the mother stated that her daughter was forcefully given a substance that made her lose the ability to think and behave sensibly.
She said: “When my daughter explained to me what happened, she said that they went out in the morning to have breakfast and one of the boys, Kachi, begged her to lend him her phone charger. She obliged. “After they had dinner, Kachi called her room and said that she should come and take her charger. She went there for her charger, The Trumpet gathered.
“When she got into the room, one of the students instructed her to take her charger from the toilet. It was when she entered the toilet that they hijacked and told her to take a substance, they were all under the influence.”
The distraught mother continued that after the daughter took the substance she lost her senses of reasoning. “She did not know what she was doing again.
They told her to be climbing them and someone stood there videoing them and posting it out.” She said that a parent drew her attention to the video of her daughter trending online and in the school: “The woman showed me the video and told me that all the parents were aware.
Immediately I informed my husband.” Meanwhile, she begged for urgent intervention from Nigerians: “Please I am begging Nigerians to help me because Chrisland was trying to hide this issue. They were trying to push us out of the way and my daughter was affected psychologically.
Please I need help as a mother. I am begging fellow Nigerians to help me. “They have been threatening my daughter that if she speaks out they are going to kill her. That it is a man’s world and nothing would happen.
My daughter was dying in silence.” According to Ubi Franklin, a Nigerian music executive and T.V show host: ”This school took the girl from her parents that they wanted to conduct a Covid test and the school rather took the girl for a pregnancy test. “As we speak the girl has been suspended from the school.
Some things don’t make sense at all.” Chrisland in an official statement claimed that the 10-year-old girl participated in improper behaviour with her classmates by participating in a game called ‘Truth or Dare.’
A letter dated April 14, 2022, sent to the girl’s parents by the authorities of Chrisland School in Victoria Garden City, states: “It was discovered that your daughter was involved in improper behaviour during the recently concluded World School Games in Dubai with a few of her counterparts willfully participated in a game they called Truth or Dare’, a game which led her and a few other co-learners to carry out an immoral act after the lights-out instruction was given.
“In line with our core values centred on discipline, Chrisland Schools have zero tolerance for any improper behaviour and misconduct. A full-scale investigation has been done and the parents of all the culpable learners have been duly notified of the necessary punishment meted out on the learners.”
The school said other schoolmates who took part in the game had been suspended, alleging that the girl and her parents did not cooperate during its investigation. “Consequently, she is hereby placed on indefinite suspension until you as the parents ensure that she is punished, adequately counselled and rehabilitated,” the school said in the letter signed by the Head Teacher, G. I. Azike.