Chrisland school, staff, vendor to face prosecution over 12-year-old Whitney’s death

Chrisland Schoolgirl Whitney Adeniran

Lagos State Government has concluded plans to prosecute Chrisland High School, some of its staff and a vendor over the death of Whitney Adeniran.

Ms Adeniran, 12, was electrocuted during the school’s inter-house sports competition at Agege Stadium on February 9.

A statement issued on Friday by the spokesperson of Lagos State Ministry of Justice said the case was referred to the Nigerian Police Force which carried out thorough investigation with the help of other agencies.

The statement said, “The file was subsequently forwarded to the DPP’s Office on Monday 20th March, 2023, for review of the duplicate case file.

“On the 23rd of March, 2023, the DPP issued his Legal Advice and came to the conclusion that a prima facie case of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts had been established against the School, some members of Staff and one of the Vendors.

“They will therefore be charged with the offences of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts contrary to Sections 224 & 251 of the Criminal Law, Ch C17, Vol.3, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.”

The government added that the charges would be filed in accordance with the legal advice issued by the DPP.