Chrisland principal, vp appear in court over death of pupil
The principal, vice principal and two employees of Chrisland International School, Opebi, were arraigned on Thursday over the death of a pupil Whitney Adeniran.
The defendants were brought before Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja.
Adeniran was said to have slumped on February 9, 2023, during the school’s inter-house sports at the Agege Stadium and was put in the school bus, driven to a hospital and died on the way to the hospital.
The 12-year-old died in strange circumstances during the school’s inter-house sports activities at the Agege Stadium, Lagos State.
It was alleged that Chrisland School held the event without an Ambulance, paramedics, medical personnel or safety corps.
However, an autopsy report conducted by Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) dated March 1, 2023, revealed that she died as a result of asphyxia and electrocution.
The defendants were arraigned on two counts charge bordering on involuntary manslaughter, reckless and negligent acts preferred against them by the state.
However the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Justice Ogala, who presided over the matter, thereafter fixed May 25, June 1, 8, and 15 for commencement of trial.