Michael Adeniran, the father of a 12-year-old Chrisland International School student from the Opebi branch, has taken to social media to demand an investigation into the alleged death of his daughter Whitney Adeniran, who was killed during the school’s inter-house sports activities.
Adeniran said in social media posts on Saturday night that his daughter died at the Agege Stadium, where the school used to hold its sporting events, on Thursday.
He claims that the child was healthy when the school bus picked her up for the event. Adeniran also said that neither he nor his wife received any explanation from the school. He also said that his wife was at the stadium, but the school didn’t tell her about the incident right away.
He has since pleaded with the Lagos State Government and the police to investigate the incident and ensure that his child receives just compensation.
Adeniran wrote, “By 1 p.m. 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. This was the biggest shock of my life.”
Even before the event began, my wife was present at the location. She was never notified or called until our child was removed from the venue before they notified her. when my wife got to the health center where my daughter was taken. The lips and tongue of my daughter were black as she lay dead.
“After receiving an urgent call from my wife, I left my office and went to the location to find my 12-year-old daughter lying dead on the ground. The school administration refused to provide me with any information about my daughter’s whereabouts when I inquired about her.
“What Chrisland school returned to me was a dead child. I gave Chrisland school a healthy, vibrant young girl.” While the school administration asserted that they have no knowledge of my daughter’s death other than the fact that she slumped and passed away, my entire family is deeply grieving.
In addition, Adeniran stated that the school did not have any paramedics or ambulances present at the event, with the exception of a nurse whom he referred to as a “quack,” who later admitted that the child had died at the stadium. He continued, “My question is what happened to my daughter at Agege stadium?” I demand responses from Chrisland International High School as a father. Right now, I am in deep sorrow and pain. You can relate to my pain if you are a father. We adore my daughter very much. We cherished her existence and will never permit an organization to gloss over our daughter’s passing.
Since we first asked this question. I am aware that they have gained access to the system and have been requesting that we retract from the autopsy. I am requesting that the pathology department at @lasuth provide a truthful result. Please get involved, Lagos State government and Nigerian government.
Social media has been used by many Nigerians to call for the government and police to step in and get the child’s family justice.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the public relations officer for the Lagos State Police, could not be reached at the time this report was written because he did not return calls or text messages from our correspondent.
Additionally, Chrisland School could not be reached for comment at the time of this report’s submission due to unanswered calls to their administrative lines.