Whitney Adeniran: Arraignment of Chrisland Principal, 4 Staff Begins

Whitney Adeniran: Arraignment of Chrisland Principal, 4 Staff Begins

  • The Principal of Chrisland Schools and four other members of staff have been arraigned before Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos High Court in Ikeja
  • The suspects were charged with involuntary manslaughter, recklessness and negligence
  • The victim, Whitney Adeniran, was a 12-year-old pupil who tragically died during a sporting event

Lagos, Ikeja - The Lagos state department of public prosecution (DPP) has arraigned Chrisland School Ltd and four of its staff at the Ikeja High Court.

As reported by The Nation newspaper, Chrisland School LTD is in court for the alleged manslaughter of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old pupil of the school.

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The Lagos state government has arraigned Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Belinda Amao, Nwatu Ugochi Victoria, and Chrisland School Limited at the high court. Photo: Chrisland High School
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The accused include Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Belinda Amao, and Nwatu Victoria.

According to a Punch report, the accused are standing trial on a two-count charge of involuntary manslaughter, recklessness and negligence.

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At the arraignment session in court, the principal and other accused staff members of Chrisland Schools pleaded not guilty to the charges.

While standing before Justice Oyindamola Ogala in the dock, the principal of Chrisland Schools, Mrs Belinda Amao, could not hold her emotions as tears rolled out of her eyes.

As of the time of this report, the prosecuting and defence counsel were yet to agree with the court on the commencement date for the trial.

Whitney Adeniran: Official trial of Chrisland School, staff begins Thursday, March 30

Legit.ng earlier reported that active court proceedings were set to commence the trial against Chrisland High School Opebi over the death of a pupil, Whitney Adeniran.

Reports confirmed that the Lagos state high court in Ikeja will sit on the case to unravel the conspiracy surrounding the tragic incident.

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Justice Oyindamola Ogala has also been announced as the presiding judge for the case tagged as involuntary manslaughter.

Domestic worker bags death by hanging sentence for killing grandma, daughter

In another development, a domestic worker is to die by hanging for killing his employer, an 89-year-old grandmother, and her daughter.

Delivering its judgement on Monday, March 27, a high court in Lagos, in its verdict, held that the worker was guilty of three counts charge of armed robbery and murder.

This came after the worker, Joseph Ogbu, was arrested by the police and charged in court by the Lagos state government in 2019.

Source: Legit.ng

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