Some students of the Federal Government College,(FGC) Ijaniki, Lagos State, have been caught after absconding from school to lodge female colleagues in hotels for sex romps.
It was gathered that the students, who were all boarders, had on different occasions jumped the school’s fence with their female counterparts and stayed out of school for days.
Checks revealed that the students. involved in the act were between the ages of 14 and 17.
It was learnt that for more than three sessions, including the just concluded first term, some of the students, numbering about seven males and five females, had been leaving the school unnoticed.
However, the school authority got to know about the escapades after one of the students impregnated a female colleague.
A source told newsmen that the students also engaged in threesomes and heavy use of drugs like codeine, molly, among others.
“There is a possibility that some staff are also involved in the whole atrocities because how will a secondary school student leave the school environment for days without anyone noticing? Some of the staff are benefiting from it somehow,” he added.
Some parents blamed the
school management for negligence.
They also lamented an alleged plot to cover up the scandal.
A parent, who asked to remain anonymous said, “This is happening because of the negligence of the principal and the housemasters and mistress.”
The Chairman of the Parent-teacher Association of the school, Olusola Tokede, confirmed that some students absconded from the school.
He, however, refuted claims that the school was trying to cover up the incident.
Tokede insisted that the students were caught by the school management at hotels on two different occasions after noticing their absence.
He added that some of the students involved were expelled, while others were suspended.
The PTA chairman also revealed that the school had engaged the service of local security guards to ensure the environment was being monitored.
He said, “We were the ones who told the parents about it on the platform (WhatsApp). I don’t know why some parents are trying to be mischievous by saying the school did not do anything about it.
“If parents failed to train their children, they will pollute others. Can you imagine a child between ages 15 and 16 having up to N1m in her account? They went to do twosome: two girls, one boy. They were caught before the end of last session. You can imagine that a 15-year-old that should be a virgin is already engaging in immoral activities. They are rotten from their various homes and we are working hard to stop them from polluting others.
“It is not correct to say we have not done anything. We are trying, but you know that no matter what we are doing if a child is not well trained at home, they will always come up with such acts. We have sent out warnings that I will not spare anybody; it is really an unfortunate situation.
“One of the students was expelled because she was pregnant. We also expelled the boy that impregnated her. Some of them that were caught were also suspended, but they will be allowed to come back to write the exam. Everything we are doing, we are trying to marry everything together being a parent and a teacher.”
Meanwhile, administration of the Federal Government College in Ijaniki, Lagos State, has refuted charges that they hid the fact that some students were discovered skipping class to have sex with female classmates in a hotel.
Mrs. Tofunmi Akamo, the principal, said that six kids were picked up from the hotel by the school, adding that the incident occurred only once.
The principal stated that kids evading school to lodge in a motel occurred only once.
She said that the school administration discovered the students’ absence during an urgent roll call at the dormitory.
She said, “Our assignment is to mould them and we don’t expect all of them to behave well all the time. So, when they misbehave, it is our duty to do the necessary correction.
“I was called from the school that they did a roll call on Sunday and some students were discovered not to be in the hostel.
“So, that Monday morning, they called their parents to confirm if they were at home and the parents said they were not at home. The parents came to the school; we were all searching and investigating what could have happened.
“One of the parents of those girls told us that the girls went to the hotel, jumping the fence on Sunday. We went to the hotel to evacuate them. They were five that were evacuated; two boys and three girls.
“When they came to the school, we asked them to write reports; it was through the report that we even discovered that there was another girl who left on Monday to come back to school, while others still remained in the hotel.
“We made them write their reports and they faced a disciplinary committee, which gave a verdict on what to be done to them according to the guidelines given to us from the ministry.
“The children are currently on indefinite suspension; that is the guideline recommended for them. We normally involve their parents and hand such letters and their children to them. The girls and the boys are no longer in the dormitories. That is the only incident that happened and it happened two or three weeks before we vacated this last term.”
“Late last session when they were writing an external examination, we discovered that some boys were not in the hostel during roll check and we learnt that they normally went to a nightclub around our school.
“My chief security officer went there around 9pm and at that time they had not arrived at the club. So, the owner of the club collected the number of my CSO so that he would inform him.
“By 11pm, they called my CSO and by 1am we brought about 10 of them back to school. One of them was my assistant head boy and immediately, we had an assembly; I brought all of them out and de-badged the prefects among them.
“I also asked them to leave the dormitories; but they could be coming to sit their external examinations, which they were writing at that time. I told them they could no longer stay in the hostel.
“There is no history of anybody getting pregnant as a student. We knew one of the girls had one million naira in her account. I am sure this child has been showing all of these things at home.
It cannot be that it was inside the school that she learnt how to go and make money from sex.
“The only time we had an issue of a pregnancy in the school was a blind girl. The lady got pregnant during COVID-19 at a place she used to go to play with people.”