Federal Ministry of Education has launched a probe into the allegation of child molestation against Mr. Olaseni Osifala, a teacher in Queen’s College, Yaba Lagos. Mr. Tony Akuneme, the media aide to the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, said some directors from the ministry had since Saturday arrived the school for investigation. Akuneme added that the minister was awaiting the report of the directors before taking the next step.
Also, the authorities of the college yesterday invited the police to probe allegation. The school, which reported the matter at the Sabo Police Station, Yaba, sought to know the identity of the accuser.
Also yesterday, current and former students of the school assembled at the school gate to denounce the allegation as an attempt to bring their school into disrepute. They described Osifala as a friend of the pupils and a model to them. In a telephone interview, Osifala described the development as the antic of his enemies.
The teacher said he was billed to visit the police station in company with the school Principal, Dr. Lami Amodu.
|Protesting Queen College Students|
Addressing journalists yesterday, the Chairman of the school’s Parent- Teacher Association (PTA), Mrs. Beatrice Akhetuamen, said though the association was yet to receive official report in connection to the allegation, it had joined forces with the school management to investigate the matter.
She said: “Queen’s College is very particular about the safety of the residents of the college, students and teachers; hence in 2014, the PTA invested in the installation of the CCTV cameras in strategic parts of the college.”
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