The management of Chrisland International High School in Lagos has tendered an apology over the death of one of its students, Whitney Adeniran.
Whitney Adeniran, died at Agege Stadium on the 9th of February 2023 during the school’s inter-house sports competition.
The deceased’s father, Dr. Michael Adeyemi Adeniran, said the 12-year-old had no health condition or sickness as of the time the school bus picked her up for the event.
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.
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The school on Sunday, in a now-deleted post on social media, said, ‘‘WE ARE SORRY. We are deeply saddened and sorry about Whitney’s death. We are remorseful and apologetic to Whitney’s parents. We are sorry to the community that hosts our school and Nigeria at large. It was a massive 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 honor of their privacy.”
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While refuting the claim that the school intends to exhume Whitney’s body. The management said, “We have no such plan and assure the public that we will not subscribe to things that paint 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.”
However, the school deleted the post on its Instagram page after Whitney’s mother, Blessing Adeniran noted that the school never loved her daughter because they still went ahead with the inter-house sports competition the day she died.
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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.”