Chrisland High School, Lagos, through its management has tendered an apology over the death of one of its students, Whitney Adeniran.
Whitney Adeniran, 12, died at Agege Stadium on 9th February, 2023 during the school’s inter house sports competition.
Dr. Michael Adeyemi Adeniran, the deceased father, said the 12-year-old had no health condition or underlying sickness as of the she was picked by the school bus.
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The Lagos State Government, in a statement by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, on Thursday disclosed that the post mortem report by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital showed that the pupil’s cause of death revealed asphyxia and electrocution.
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.”
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 paints 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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The post was deleted after the deceased’s mother, Blessing Adeniran claimed that the school didn’t do enough and never really loved her daughter because the inter house sports competition continued even after her daughter’s passing.
Reacting to the deleted post, She wrote: “@Chrislandinsta why did you delete the post? Are you not sorry again? But you will still get what is coming for you.”
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