The Lagos authorities has filed two counts of manslaughter, reckless and negligent acts in opposition to Chrisland College Restricted over the demise of a 12-year-old pupil, Whitney Adeniran, who died throughout a faculty sports activities exercise in February.
Chirsland, along with 4 others – Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Belinda Amao and Nwatu Victoria – who’re additionally staff of the college, shall be arraigned on Thursday earlier than Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos Excessive Courtroom, Ikeja.
Director of Public Prosecutions Babajide Martins filed the indictment on behalf of the state authorities.
In response to the DPP, on February 9, 2023, at round 1 pm on the Agege Sports activities Stadium, everybody negligently killed Whitney Adeniran with out guaranteeing her security, including that everybody acted recklessly and negligently, endangering human life.
Offenses opposite to Sections 224 and 251 of the Penal Code, C17, Vol.3, Legal guidelines of Lagos State, 2015, carry a sentence of life imprisonment and two years imprisonment respectively.
The PUNCH reported that the Lagos State Authorities stated it will sue Chrisland Secondary College, Ikeja, some employees members and one of many suppliers for “Manslaughter and reckless and negligent acts”, following Whitney’s demise.
Nevertheless, a duplicate of the DPP’s indictment and authorized recommendation obtained by Channels Tv, dated March 22, states that the duplicate case file reveals that “9. On February 2023, Chrisland Secondary College, Ikeja, organized an Inter-house Sport on the Agege Sports activities Stadium for its college students, and through this system one of many college students – Whitney Adeniran, aged 12, was electrocuted.
“Certainly, the 9-page autopsy report, which was carried out on the Lagos State College Instructing Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja listed the reason for demise as suffocation and electrocution.”
The authorized crew of the Lagos State Authorities shall be led by the DPP, Dr. Babajide Martins, whereas the protection crew consists of 4 senior legal professionals of Nigeria, particularly; Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN), Mr. Yele Delano (SAN), Chief Richard Ahonaruogho (SAN) and Mr. Olukayode Enitan (SAN) main different legal professionals.
Whitney was buried in Lagos on March 2, 2023.