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Lagos State Government Seals Greater Scholars International School Over Defilement Of Four-Year-Old Pupil



Greater Scholars International School, Ajah, Lagos State has been shut down by the Lagos State Government.

Comfort Ukpong, MD/CEO Greater Scholars International School

The school was closed by the state government on Wednesday, August 16 over the defilement of a four-year-old pupil.

Greater Scholars International School,

Recall that had reported how on April 27, 2023, on the pretence of cleaning her up, David James, the security guard at the school, allegedly defiled the student. Read here.

James was later charged with the crime and placed on remand.

The 23-year-old was arraigned before Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi of Magistrate’s Court 1, Ogba, on one count of sexual assault.

The pupil’s parents, Mr and Mrs Olusola, had on May 25, 2023, called on the state government to shut down the school.

The parents made the call in an interview with PUNCH Metro during a protest held at the school gate.

Placards-wielding concerned persons including friends, family members and representatives of non-governmental organisations stormed the school and demanded justice for the child while also calling for the closure of the school.

Pictures that surfaced online on Wednesday showed that the state Ministry of Education sealed the school

The victim’s father, Mr Olusola, welcomed the development saying, “This means Lagos State Government is working and is willing to do the right thing. We are happy that justice will be served.”

He said the ongoing court case would resume on September 4, 2023.


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