Whitney Adeniran: Official Trial of Chrisland School, Staff Begins Thursday, March 30
- Active court proceedings are 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
- Justice Oyindamola Ogala has also been announced as the presiding judge for the case tagged as involuntary manslaughter
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Lagos, Ikeja - The state's ministry of justice has announced the trial date to try the case of the mysterious death of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old pupil of Chrisland Schools Opebi, Lagos.
As reported by The Nigerian Tribune, the Lagos state high court in Ikeja will open the trial on Thursday, March 30.
The deceased reportedly died during the school's sporting event at the Agege sports complex.
Reports have it that Whitney slumped and was immediately rushed to the Agege Central Hospital for her to be revived.
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After several checks by the medical team, it was confirmed that she was brought dead to the hospital.
The Lagos state police command immediately intervened and commenced investigations of the tragic incident.
After several days of investigations, the case was transferred to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for critical review.
It was also confirmed that an autopsy was conducted on the deceased. The outcome prompted the Lagos ministry of justice to establish a case of involuntary manslaughter, recklessness and negligence on the part of the school, its staff and a vendor.
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Reports confirm that the accused will be arraigned and face a two-count charge of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts contrary to Sections 224 & 251 of the Criminal Law, C17, Vol.3, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The presiding judge will be Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos state high court.
Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Belinda Amao, Nwatu Ugochi Victoria, and Chrisland School Limited will be standing before Justice Ogala on the day of the trial.
Whitney Adeniran: Lagos state govt gives fresh update on resumption of Chrisland Schools
In another development, Chrisland High School in Opebi-Lagos was reopened after several weeks of closure by the Lagos state government.
According to the Lagos state ministry of education, the resumption would only be for JSS3 and SSS3 pupils.
The state government gave the approval to allow pupils to write their final examinations.
Whitney Adeniran: Lagos Ministry of Justice reveals fate of Chrisland School, staff
Meanwhile, a fresh update on the controversial demise of Whitney Adeniran, a Chrisland High School Ikeja pupil, has emerged.
The Lagos ministry of justice said it had established a case of involuntary manslaughter and negligence against the school.
According to the Lagos state ministry of justice, information will be filed under the legal advice issued by the DPP.