Friday, 25 March 2016

Lagos State Ministry of Youths and Social Development vow to investigate Queens college sex scandal

Lagos State Ministry of Youths and Social Development has said the jurisdiction will not make them relent on its current investigation into the Queen’s College sexual harassment case. 

Commissioner Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf told journalists yesterday that since the school is located in the state and the alleged act was perpetrated in the state, the school cannot stop it from investigating the matter.

“Although Queens College is a federal school, it is located in the state. The state has encountered uncooperative attitude of the school authorities and call for the temporary removal of those concerned in the issue, pending the outcome of the investigation,” she said. 

“We, therefore, implore the Federal Ministry of Education to direct officials of the school to cooperate with state’s social workers in the best interest of the children. 

“The state will not stand by and watch, but will always act in accordance with the Child Rights Act.” Meanwhile, after more than 72 hours in police custody, the embattled teacher Mr Olaseni Osifala regained his freedom yesterday.
The Accused- Olaseni Osifala, who believes it is an organised conspiracy against him

Osifala, who had been detained at the Police Headquarters, Ikeja, since Tuesday afternoon, was released after a former Lagos state deputy governor intervened. 

The politician was said to have been contacted for intervention by the school authority. It will be recalled that on Monday, March 21, the management of Queens College threw its weight behind the accused teacher, after the story which was published on a blog.

 Apart from students, workers and residents demonstrated with placards in solidarity with the accused teacher, whom they claimed was a man of proven integrity.

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