Student’s Death:LASG To Slam Chrisland With Manslaughter!

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has said it will be charging Chrisland School and some members of staff with the offences of involuntary manslaughter and reckless negligent acts in line with sections 224 and 251 of the Criminal laws of Lagos 2015 over the death of twelve year old student of the school, Whitney Adeniran.

The information contained in a statement signed by the director of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, also reveals that the case file after investigation by the Police was forwarded to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, Babajide Martins on Monday, the 20th of March, 2023.

The DPP issued his legal advice on the 23rd of March and arrived at the conclusion that a prima facie case of involuntary manslaughter, reckless and negligent acts had been established against the school, some members of staff and one of the vendors.

Whitney Omodesola Adeniran, a twelve year old student of Chrisland High School, Ikeja, slumped during the Inter-house Sports competition organized by the School at the Agege Sports Stadium and was subsequently rushed to Agege Central Hospital, Agege, Lagos where she was confirmed “brought in dead” (BID) by the doctor on duty.

Investigations also revealed that she might have died from complications of electrocution.

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