Ex-Students Tackle Director Of St. Stephen’s School, Allege Rape, Death Of Six Colleagues
Thank God they finally have the strength and courage to speak out. May God give them victory. Culled from The Nation;
About six years after leaving St. Stephen’s Centre International School and Children Home, Abeokuta, Ogun State, 13 of the ex – inmates returned to Abeokuta on Tuesday to narrate an alleged life of harassment, exploitation, child labour and sexual abuse at the facility.
The Abeokuta centre was established decades ago to serve as shelter and educational centre for children who were either orphaned or lost one of the parents to past series of violence in Kaduna, Jos and insurgency in parts of the north.
The ex – inmates who journeyed to Abeokuta from from Kano, Jos and Kaduna under the aegis of Concerned Past Students of Stephen Children Home (CPSSCH), accused the Director, Rev. Isaac Oluwole Newton-Wusu of sexual molestation, rape, child labour, intimidation and exploitation.
Addressing journalists at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun State Council, Iwe-iroyin, Abeokuta, the National Coordinator of CPSSCH, Mr. Ado Baggibawa claimed they also lost six of their colleagues