Lagos govt to prosecute Chrisland School, staff, for death of 12-year-old student

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The Lagos State government says a case of involuntary manslaughter in addition to reckless and negligent acts have been established against Chrisland School, some members of staff and a vendor, in the death of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Adeniran.

The Office of the Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, disclosed on Friday that the suspects would be charged with the offences contrary to Sections 224 and 251 of the Criminal Law, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

Adeniran was said to have slumped during her school’s inter-house sport on February 9. After an autopsy, it was revealed that the 12-year-old girl died from Asphyxia and electrocution.

Following the controversial circumstance surrounding the student’s death, the government, through the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, ordered a coroner’s inquest into the matter to ascertain the cause of death.

The Coroner, Magistrate Olabisi Fajana, later disclosed that the coroner’s inquest to unravel the cause of death of the 12-year-old would commence on April 4.

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