Whitney Adeyemi: Lagos Closes Chrisland School after Student's Mysterious Death

Whitney Adeyemi: Lagos Closes Chrisland School after Student's Mysterious Death

  • The controversial death of Whitney Adeyemi, a student of Chrisland School in Lagos has forced the state government to close the institution
  • Through the commissioner for education, Folasade Adefisayo, the state government announced that the school will remain closed until the ongoing investigation into Whitney's death is completed
  • Adefisayo on behalf of the state condoled with family members of the late student and prayed for her peaceful rest

Lagos - The Lagos state government has ordered the temporary closure of Chrisland School following the suspicious demise of a student of the institution, Whitney Adeyemi.

A statement signed by the commissioner for education in the state, Folasade Adefisayo, disclosed the closure was ordered pending the report of a full investigation into the worrisome development.

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The state government said the school will remain shut until the cause of Whitney's death is ascertained.
Source: UGC

On behalf of the state's ministry of education, Adefisayo commiserated with the deceased student's parents and prayed for her soul's repose.

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The commissioner said:

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“We also note the impact of this unfortunate event on family, friends and acquaintance of Whitney and call for calm as we assure that no effort will be spared in investigating the incident.”

Read a statement from the state government's Instagram page below:

The Lagos state government also posted the announcement on it official Twitter handle.

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A security expert and consultant who spoke with Legit.ng recently explained why the state came up with that decision.

The consultant who wished not to be named as part of his work ethics noted that it was right on the part of the government to close the school for a proper investigation into the cause of Whitney's death.

He drew similarity between what the government did and the sealing of a crime scene by the police to ensure that evidence is not tampered with.

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Whitney Adeniran: Chrisland School reacts, expresses shock over student’s death

Following the death of one of its students, Whitney Adeniran, the management and staff of Chrisland Schools Ltd lamented over her painful exit.

In a statement signed by the management and sent to Legit.ng, the school said it was heartbroken and distressed over the death of Whitney Adeniran whose painful exit occurred on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

The statement read:

"Whitney was one of our Day students who opted not to participate in the inter-house sports march past for reasons we were not very sure about. However, on discretion, we respected her decision to err on the side of caution because, on the 20th of January, it is in our records that she complained about not-too-buoyant health and we immediately contacted her parents.
"Her father, Mr Michael Adeniran came to the school to take her home. We emphasized to her parents to take a critical look at her."

Source: Legit.ng

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Onyirioha Nnamdi Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics. He has a professional certificate from Reuters and was awarded the editor with the best listicle for 2021. Contact: 08062988054, o.nnamdi@corp.legit.ng

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