Chrisland Schools would be charged with involuntary manslaughter following the death of a 12-year-old pupil, Whitney Omodesola Adeniran.ome staff and a vendor of
The pupil died on February 9, 2023, during Chrisland school’s inter-house sports held at Agege Stadium in Lagos State (LASG).
According to a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs in the ministry, Mrs Grace Alo, on Friday, “some members of staff and one of the vendors will therefore be charged with the offences contrary to sections 224 and 251 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.”
Alo explained that the case was referred to the Nigerian Police which carried out a thorough investigation with the help of other agencies.
“The file was subsequently forwarded to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) office on March 20 for review of the duplicate case file.
“On March 23, the DPP issued his legal advice and came to the conclusion that a prima facie case of involuntary manslaughter and reckless and negligent acts had been established against the school.”
It added that information would be filed in accordance with the legal advice issued by the DPP and certified true copies of the legal advice is available on the ministry of justice website (www.lagosstatemoj.org.)
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) had reported that on February 9, the deceased slumped during the inter-house sports organised 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.
Recall that LASG, on March 2, said the post-mortem report issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital showed the cause of the death was asphyxia and electrocution.