Chrisland school girl: Tears as 12 -year-old Whitney Adeniran is buried
• Mum alleges daughter died of electrocution
• Autopsy result not out yet, say Lagos police
It was an emotional scene, yesterday, as Whitney Adeniran, the 12-year-old student of Chrisland International School, who died on February 9, 2023, during the school’s inter-house sports activities at Agege Stadium, Lagos State, was being laid to rest.
Whitney, whose parents said was hale and hearty the morning she was taken in her school bus to the venue of the sporting event, died suddenly at the stadium.
However, the school management, in a statement released after her death, said she slumped in “public view and not under any hidden circumstances.”
But Blessing Adeniran, the mother of the deceased, said autopsy conducted on her daughter, revealed that Whitney was electrocuted.
Adeniran, who disclosed this in a live Instagram video, lamented that the school made her go through trauma by having an autopsy conducted on her late daughter.
She said: “My daughter was butchered for autopsy. She was opened up. They took part of her kidney, liver, stomach contents, blood, brain, and bone marrow. Omodesola was butchered just because Chrisland kept protecting its reputation.
“The autopsy result is out and Desola was electrocuted. My daughter died of electrocution. I have been subjected to trauma for the past two weeks. Tomorrow will be three weeks since my baby died. The school made me think I am crazy. They started pushing the narrative of she was sick; she was sickly. They sent letters and publications out.
“People insulted my family and me. My child was electrocuted to death. I told the school I don’t want trouble. All I want is answers. They came to my house and knelt down.
“I begged, I pleaded, I said ‘Mrs Amao please, I don’t know how an autopsy is being done but I have browsed it and the image is scary. Please my daughter is already dead, don’t make me put her through that, they will butcher her. I beg you in the name of God, you are a mother, help me investigate and find out what happened.
“She said she doesn’t know. They refused to investigate. Omodesola was butchered just because Chrisland kept protecting their reputation.”
But responding to The Guardian inquiry on the matter, spokesperson for Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the autopsy result was not out, saying “I don’t know why she’s saying what she said.”