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Chrisland: Court Fixes Inquest Hearing For April 4

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The Coroner Inquest set up to ascertain the cause of death of a 12-year-old Chrisland School pupil, Whitney Adeniran, who died on Feb. 9, has fixed  April 4 for the hearing to commence.


Magistrate Olabisi Fajana fixed the date after entertaining submissions of all Counsels, who appeared before the Court sitting in Ikeja Magistrates ‘Court.

The counsel to the deceased family, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, had informed the court that they were unable to file a witness statement as instructed by the court at the last adjourned date.

READ ALSO: Deceased Chrisland Student, Whitney Adeniran Buried Amidst Tears (Video)

Falana told the court that the Magistrate Registry refused to process the enrolling of the witness statement, on the grounds that there is no provision for filling of Coroner processes.

KOKO TV had earlier reported that Chrisland High School, Lagos, through its management has tendered an apology over the death of one of its students, Whitney Adeniran.

In a now-deleted post via the school’s Instagram handle on Sunday, the school said, “WE ARE SORRY. We are deeply saddened and sorry about Whitney’s death. We are remorseful and sorry to Whitney’s parents. We are sorry to the community that hosts our school and Nigeria at large. It was a huge loss to Chrisland.

“We equally express apology to another critical stakeholder, Nigeria Media, for unbearably quiet signals. We have been quiet because Whitney’s death was so shocking, we opted more for introspection and moral rectitude than strutting around the media space to seize narratives. We considered it imperative to allow the entire Adeniran family the honour of their privacy.”

READ ALSO: Lagos Govt Shuts Chrisland School Over Whitney Adeniran’s Death

In response to the claims that the school intends to exhume the body, the management replied, “We have no such plan and assure the public that we will not subscribe to things that paint such insensitive optics that prevents our dear daughter from resting.

“We have continued to engage the Adenirans. We shall always be there with them to navigate this dark period. To all those who have stood truly by us and the family at this trying moment, we convey our sincere gratitude.”

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