Lagos Confirms Chrisland School Student Died From Electrocution at Inter-House Sports

March 3, 2023
Chrisland School Whitney Adeniran

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The post-mortem report regarding the student of Chrisland School, Opebi, Lagos, Miss Omodesola Adeniran, has shown that she died from electrocution and Asphyxia.

A statement issued on Thursday by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), confirmed this development.

Miss Adeniran, a 12-year student of Chrisland School, died last month during the school’s inter-house sports at the Agege Stadium.

The school claimed she collapsed at the event, probably due to an unnamed illness she suffered some days before the competition, denying the allegation of negligence against it.

But the Commissioner of Justice in Lagos said the post-mortem report revealed otherwise.

Mr Onigbanjo disclosed that the autopsy conducted at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital showed that the young lady died from electrocution.

“The Office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice has received the post-mortem report dated March 1, 2023, issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, in respect of Whitney Omodesola Adeniran, who was until her demise, a student of Chrisland School, Opebi.

“The post-mortem report revealed the cause of death to be Asphyxia and electrocution.

“The Directorate of Public Prosecutions has been instructed to issue Legal Advice on the matter immediately.

“We use this medium to commiserate with Whitney’s family, even as we reassure Lagosians that anybody found culpable would immediately be charged to court,” the statement said.

After the incident, the Lagos State government shut down Chrisland School, which is not new to controversy.

Business Post reports that the remains of the deceased were buried on Thursday.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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