The Lagos State Government has warned that sharing or receiving images depicting child pornography is an offense under its laws that can attract a sentence of up to 14 years.
The government had ordered the shutdown of all Chrisland schools within the state pending further investigations into the matter.
“We also use this medium to remind the general public that any person who engages in any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a child, commits an offence and is liable to custodial sentence of fourteen (14) years,” the government said.
“This includes ‘producing, distributing, receiving, or possessing an image of child pornography’”.
It would be recall that a video showing the mother of an alleged victim calling for help went viral on Monday, sparking controversy and debate.
She claimed that Chrisland had sought to cover up the matter.
In the video shared by one Ubi Franklin, she further claimed that Chrisland suspended her daughter once the school found out she was aware of the gravity of the alleged abuse.