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Whitney Adeniran: Lagos state govt to begin trial of Chrisland school, workers today

The Lagos State Government will today March 30 begin the trial of Chrisland School, Opebi, and some employees over the death of one of a former pupil, 12-year-old Whitney Adeniran.

Recall that the late Adeniran died during the school’s inter-house sports at the Agege stadium on February 9. An autopsy carried out by the state government indicated that the late Whitney died from electrocution.

The state government last week released a statement saying a file was subsequently forwarded to the DPP’s Office for review of the duplicate case file. 

On the 23rd of March, 2023, the DPP issued his Legal Advice and came to the conclusion that a prima facie case of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts had been established against the School, some members of Staff and one of the Vendors. The DPP said they will be charged with the offenses of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts contrary to Sections 224 & 251of the Criminal Law, Ch C17, Vol.3, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.  
 
Those to be arraigned before Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja include Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Mrs. Belinda Amao, Nwatu Ugochi Victoria, and Chrisland School Limited. The defendants are to be tried on a two-count charge bordering on involuntary manslaughter, and reckless and negligent acts contrary to Sections 224 & 251 of the Criminal Law, C17, Vol.3, Laws of Lagos State filed by the state.

The DPP, Dr Babajide Martins, leading other lawyers, will prosecute the case on behalf of the state while the counsel to the defendants will include Bolaji Ayorinde, SAN, Yele Delano, SAN, Richard Ahonaruogho, SAN and Kayode Enitan,SAN.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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