The Chrisland School on Tuesday, sent emails to parents of their students, as the news of the defilement of a two-year and 11-month old female pupil, by the school’s supervisor went viral.
The story captured courtroom proceedings on Monday of the trial of Adegboyega Adenekan, the school’s supervisor, who allegedly defiled the female pupil.
A video of the pupil in which she narrated how she was allegedly and serially defiled by Adenekan, was played at an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court.
However, the school has insisted that there is a “conspiracy against their brand”.
“Ours is an organisation with zero tolerance to abuse in whatever form and we have put in place structures and policies to ensure child protection in all our schools,” the email said.
Chrisland School clarified that the alleged incident took place at the Victoria Garden City (VGC) branch of the school and not the Lekki branch as reported in some quarters.
“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.”
According to Chrisland 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 also alleged that journalists were paid to publish the allegedly malicious stories and 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 added.