In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 11th, August, 2020

How Chrisland College Turned Me Into An Enemy

How Chrisland School Turned Me Into An Enemy


Adegboyega Adenekan

The mom of a toddler who was sexually abused by a supervisor/pastor in Chrisland College, Victoria Backyard Metropolis (VGC), has spoken out after an Attraction Court docket upheld the supervisor’s 60 years jail sentence.

Narrating how she found in 2016 that her daughter, who was 2 years and 11 months previous on the time, had been sexually abused a number of instances by Adegboyega Adenekan, a former supervisor on the faculty, the kid’s mum mentioned:

“I had learn Pastor Nomthi Odukoya’s guide, ‘No! Don’t Contact Me There’, so like I simply generally did, I advised my daughter ‘don’t let anybody contact your wee wee’. Her response after that modified our lives as a household, eternally. The subsequent factor she mentioned was ‘he put his wee wee in my wee wee.’ Nicely, I requested her, who put his wee wee in your wee wee? and she or he mentioned Mr Adenekan. My coronary heart shattered into one million items, actually”.

In an interview with TheCable, the kid’s mum mentioned she was very protecting of her youngsters, and that was why she took them to Chrisland, a supposed “secure haven for them”.

“I by no means left my children unattended to. As quickly as I obtained pregnant, I left paid employment and began freelancing, doing enterprise right here and there, so, as quickly as they closed from faculty, I might be obtainable and be there with them always, even when doing additional curricular actions,
” she mentioned.

“Even in church, I taught within the youngsters’s part and I used to be all the time within the youngsters’s division, whether or not or not I used to be assigned to show. The one place I couldn’t be with them was in class. However that’s meant to be a secure haven for them.

“See you should perceive that this faculty we’re speaking about is Chrisland; not simply any faculty. The one purpose we took our children there, abandoning so many different colleges… was as a result of we had quite a lot of belief within the faculty. We believed they might give our children the very best training, we believed they might preserve our youngsters secure.

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It by no means crossed my thoughts that her class lecturers would carelessly permit somebody to take her out of the category to his workplace to molest her. The pre-school 2 class trainer didn’t point out the household pal half till she was talking with the police. I used to be extraordinarily stunned. I imply, what sort of relationship existed between my daughter and this man that will warrant her class trainer assume we had been household pals? Perhaps if she had advised me that, that will have created a spark, a purpose for me to be anxious.

“I trusted her, I trusted the college. I gave you my baby to take care of, with all due respect, I didn’t count on you to let anybody take her out of the category. I trusted Chrisland a lot, that was why my children attended the college within the first place. We trusted them with our most prized possession. We had been residing in our personal nightmare. We by no means imagined this might occur to our daughter. We weren’t careless with watching and defending our children in any respect. In our wildest desires, we by no means thought our daughter might be abused in class, the one place we couldn’t observe her to.”

The woman’s mom alleged that after she knowledgeable the college of what her daughter had advised her and her daughter repeated it earlier than the administration, the college visited her residence and requested to be given two weeks to analyze the problem however went silent afterwards.

She added that the administration visited her twice once more, “asking us what we needed in order to make the case go away”.

She mentioned: “The lecturers turned me into an enemy. As quickly as they noticed me within the faculty on my strategy to communicate with the headteacher, they’d set safety guards to start out following me round, They wouldn’t even reply to my greetings.

“They mentioned I used to be out to tarnish the college’s picture and that I advised my daughter to say these issues as a result of I needed to be standard, that I simply needed to conspire towards Chrisland. Chrisland broke our belief. We had been a pal of the college. We liked Chrisland, we referred Chrisland; it was by no means us towards Chrisland. We had thought it was going to be us and Chrisland towards Mr Adenekan, or at the least that they’d have been impartial and let the legislation take its course.”

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The mum mentioned her household had deliberate to maintain the abuse to themselves. Nevertheless, Mr Adenekan boasted that in the event that they spoke out, nobody would consider them.

“Our first intention was to only preserve quiet about it, for worry of victimisation and as soon as the college time period was over, quietly take my children out of the college. So I spoke to Mr Adenekan and advised him what my daughter and mentioned, warned him to remain away from her if he met her within the faculty. I advised him if it continued, I used to be going to press expenses, nonetheless, he mentioned to me that even when I did press expenses, nobody was going to consider me,” she mentioned.

“However our daughter modified our resolve about protecting quiet. Mr Adenekan had advised her that she would die; he would kill her mother, dad, sisters and canine if she ever advised anybody. As quickly as she opened up concerning the abuse and she or he noticed she didn’t die, that nobody had died, it was as if an oasis had been unplugged.

She couldn’t cease speaking about all of the horrible issues he did to her. I couldn’t cease her from speaking, however I crumbled with each phrase she spoke. It turned apparent that if we didn’t do one thing, our daughter could be handled, meet with psychologists to assist her take care of the abuse, however different children would nonetheless fall sufferer of the pedophile. This nice evil accomplished to us couldn’t be lined.”

She claimed that aside from her daughter, two different minors had been additionally abused by Adenekan.

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“Nicely, our daughter began seeing a psychologist and that was the place a brand new can of worms was uncovered, together with the truth that he would take her and one other woman (names withheld) to his workplace and ask them each to play with one another. The psychologist arrange a gathering with the woman, her mom and her uncle. The woman’s speech was not as developed as my daughter’s however once they requested her what Mr Adenekan does, she pointed to her non-public half, a number of instances,” she mentioned.

“I believed I lastly had somebody to corroborate. Nevertheless, the following day, the woman’s mom mentioned we must always depart her daughter alone that nothing was unsuitable together with her daughter. So, as soon as once more, we had been again to looking for justice for our baby, alone.

“My daughter talked about how he confirmed her movies of a kid doing issues to a person and the way he advised her Jesus preferred what he was doing to her. She mentioned he took photos of her bare. He didn’t simply abuse her and let her be, he messed together with her thoughts.

“Apart the woman my daughter talked about, there was one other baby Mr Adenekan attested to have been near earlier than he determined to be pals with my daughter. That different woman was in pre-school one and unexpectedly, the mother and father of that baby had withdrawn her from the college. Why? Why did the mother and father of that different woman unceremoniously take their baby out of the college in the course of a time period? What did they uncover? Was Chrisland desirous about asking these questions?”

The mum additionally spoke about how she feels after Adenekan was sentenced to 60 years imprisonment within the full interview.

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