Chrisland School, Staff, Vendor To Face Charges For Student’s Death
A prima facie case of involuntary manslaughter and reckless and negligent acts had been established against Chrisland School, some members of Staff and a vendor in connection with the death of 12-year-old Whitney Omodesola Adeniran on February 9, 2023.
The deceased had slumped during the Inter-house Sports organised by the School at the Agege Sports Stadium and was rushed to Agege Central Hospital, Agege, Lagos, where she was confirmed “brought in dead” (BID) by the doctor on duty.
After an autopsy, it was revealed that the 12-year-old died from Asphyxia and electrocution.
In a statement issued by the Director of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, following legal advice by the DPP on March 23, 2023, those involved in her death would be charged with the offences of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts contrary to Sections 224 & 251 of the Criminal Law, Ch C17, Vol.3, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.