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Defilement Of Minor: Lagos Govt Shuts School

Greater Scholars International School in the Ajah area of Lagos State have been shut down by the state government over the defilement of a four-year-old pupil.

According to information available to NIGERIACRIME, the school’s security guard, David James, on April 27, 2023 defiled the pupil under the guise of cleaning her up.

The 23-year-old suspect was immediately arraigned and remanded

James has since been arraigned for the offence and remanded by 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.

During a protest held in front of the school gate, placards-wielding concerned persons including friends, family members and representatives of non-governmental organisations 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.”

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

Meanwhile, residents of Olorunsogo in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State have bemoaned the blackout being experienced in the community.

It was learnt that the two-year blackout is posing a security challenge to residents.

The chairman of the area’s Community Development Association, Kazeem Seye, said residents were relocating from the community daily.

Kazeem said, “Only God can help us in Olorunsogo. We do not have light for over two years. Some people have left the area due to the electricity problem.

“The state of the power supply has affected many businesses in the community. The community is currently left with only a few businesses and it is a setback for residents.”

He added that before the current prolonged blackout, the community had never experienced a stable power supply.

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