Chrisland School: 12-year-old dies during inter-house sport
Michael Adeniran, Father of 12 year old Whitney Adeniran who allegedly passed away while participating in inter-house sports at Chrisland International School, Opebi branch, expressed his grief on social media.
Adeniran claimed his daughter passed away on Thursday at the Agege Stadium, which the school utilized for its athletic events, in posts that circulated on social media on Saturday night.
He said that the girl was in perfect health when the school bus picked her up for the occasion.
Adeniran noted that although his wife was at the stadium, the school did not immediately alert her to the occurrence and that neither he nor his wife had received an explanation from the school.
He has since urged the police and the Lagos State Government to look into the case and bring justice for his murdered child.
Adeniran wrote, “To the biggest shock of my life by 1 pm in the afternoon, I got a call from my wife that she was informed that our daughter slumped at the inter-house sport and she was rushed to the clinic.
“My wife was at the venue even before the event started. She was never informed or called until they have conveyed our child out of the venue before they informed her. On arrival of my wife at the health center where they took my daughter. my daughter was lying dead with her lips black and her tongue black.
“My wife called me urgently, I left my office to the place and found my 12year old daughter lying dead on the ground. I asked questions about what happened to my daughter and the school authority could not get me any information as to what happened to my child in their care.
“I gave Chrisland school a healthy vibrant young girl what Chrisland returned to me is a dead child. My entire family is in deep sorrow but the school Authority claimed they know nothing about my daughter’s death and all they know is that my daughter slumped and died.”
Adeniran further said the school had no ambulance or paramedics at the event, except for a nurse he described as a “quack,” who he said later confessed that the child died at the stadium
He added that, “My question is what happened to my daughter at Agege stadium? As a father, I demand answers from Chrisland International High School. I am in deep pain and sorrow right now. If you are a father you will understand my pain. My daughter is highly loved by us. We cherished her existence and we can never allow an institution to gloss over the death of our daughter.
“Since we started asking this question. The school has been asking us to back down from the autopsy and I know they know their way into the system. I am calling on the pathology department of @lasuth to please be honest with their result. Lagos State government, Nigerian Government, please intervene.”
On social media, many Nigerians have demanded justice for the murdered youngster and urged the authorities to step in.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the public relations officer for the Lagos State Police, was unavailable at the time this report was filed since he did not pick up calls or reply to texts that our correspondent sent to him.
Also, Chrisland School was unable to be reached for comment at the time of submitting this report since calls to their administrative lines were unanswered.