Pupil’s death: Lagos government shuts Chrisland school

Written by on February 13, 2023

The Lagos State Government, ordered the temporary closure of Chrisland School, located at Opebi-Ikeja, following the death of a student of the school, Whitney Adeyemi.

The order was contained in a statement by the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo on Sunday.

Adefisayo said the closure was ordered pending the outcome of a full investigation into the unfortunate incident.

Meanwhile, controversy is trailing the circumstances surrounding the death of Whitney, whose demise occurred during the school’s sporting competition last Thursday.

This followed claims by some of the students that 12-year-old Whitney was electrocuted, contrary to claims by the management of Chrisland International High School that she slumped in the full glare of other students and not under any hidden circumstances.

Meanwhile, the police command in Lagos State, says it has begun investigation into the death of Miss Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old student of Chrisland School in Lagos.

The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) in Lagos State, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to newsmen today.

Hundeyin said the Pen Cinema police division in Agege was handling the preliminary investigation after the incident.

He said that the Homicide Section of the State Central Investigation Department, Panti, would take over the case today for discreet investigation.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of the School over the death of the student.

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