LASG charges Christland School principal for manslaughter

The Lagos State Government, LASG has raised the bar of justice in public schools, meeting the aspirations of many Nigerians.

The authority has charged to court the Chrisland school principal and others for manslaughter

The Lagos State on Thursday arraigned the School principal, Vice Presipal and two staff of Chrisland School, Opebi for manslaughter.

The school has been linked with a string of misconduct that led to the death of pupils. Little Adeniran’s death is the second in less than two years in circumstances that portray the school as negligent and uncaring

12-year-old Whitney Adeniran died in curious circumstances which the school initially attempted to sweep under the carpet.

The suspects were arraigned before Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja.

Those charged are Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Mrs. Belinda Amao, Nwatu Ugochi Victoria and Chrisland School Limited.

They were arraigned on two count charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless and negligent acts.

Dragged before the Court the school’s principal, Mrs. Belinda Amao, broke down in tears as the Court put forward a new date for the continuation of the case.

as the court and counsel tried to agree on a date for the commencement of the trial.

The innocent lady was electrocuted at the Agege Stadium during the school’s Inter-house sports.

The school was accused of negligence before and during the circumstances that led to the death of the little lady. (TNG) recalls that the mother of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old female student of Chrisland High School, Ikeja, Lagos, had confirmed the cause of the daughter’s death.

The mother, Blessing Adeniran, disclosed that investigation revealed that her daughter died from electrocution while taking part in the school’s sporting events held at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.

Mother of the diseases, Mrs Adediran had insisted her daughter died of electrocution. Her claims were confirmed by the autopsy conducted by the Lagos State Government.

She said: “They made me think I was crazy, they started pushing the narrative that she was sick. I told them, I dont want trouble, I want answers. They came to my house. I knelt down, begged and pleaded that I dont want my daughter butchered for autopsy sake

“I told them my daughter is already dead, and I don’t want to put her through that and my husband told them we have been hearing rumours of electrocution and asked them to help us investigate these rumours, but they refused.

“They sent a letter to me and my husband that they just want to assure us that they did everything humanly possible to save my daughter’s life.”

Mrs Adediran added that the family would sue the school in a law court.

Following the unfortunate death of the student, the deceased’s parents initially accused the school management of negligence.

They took to social media to seek public intervention to unravel the circumstances that may have led to their daughter’s sudden death while taking part in the sporting events.

The parents insisted that the lack of an ambulance or first aiders at the venue of the sporting events contributed to the student’s death.

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