Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH) has closed its staff school, LASUSTECH International Secondary School (LISS), indefinitely over the death of a student.
The student, identified as AbdulRahman Dauda, was involved in a car accident while being allegedly chased by an unnamed class teacher recently in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
AbdulRahman’s mother had staged a lone protest to demand justice for her son.
The university said in a statement on Friday night that the period of closure would be used to “restructure and reposition the school,” adding that students would be engaged in online learning during the period of closure.
LASUSTECH International School said in a statement that the school and the police have commenced investigations.
The school further disclosed that three of its staff who were allegedly accused of complicity in the matter have been remanded at the Nigerian Correctional facility in Lagos.
The statement reads in part: “The International Staff School of the Lagos State University of Science and Technology wishes to commiserate with the family of Abdurahman Dauda, one of our pupils who was involved in an unfortunate incident that led to his untimely death.
“We want to state that the school and Nigerian Police commenced investigations immediately after the matter was reported. Subsequently, the case was taken to the court of competent jurisdiction, and appearances started on Monday, 31 October 2022.
“The three affected members of staff who were allegedly accused of complicity in the unfortunate situation are currently remanded at the Nigerian Correctional facilities in Lagos.
“As the case is already before a competent court, we seek the public’s prayers and understanding with the school management and parents of the deceased at this moment of grief and sober reflection.”