The Lagos State Government has ordered the temporary closure of Chrisland School, Ikeja, Lagos. The development is in response to the controversies surrounding the death of a 12-year-old student of the school, Whitney Adeniran. This was announced in a statement posted on the official Facebook page of the state government on Sunday, noting that the closure was ordered by the Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, “pending the outcome of a full investigation into the unfortunate incident”.
“Mrs Adefisayo, on behalf of the State Ministry of Education, commiserated with Mr and Mrs Adeyemi Adeniran, parents of Whitney, and prayed for the repose of her soul. We also note the impact of this unfortunate event on family, friends and acquaintance of Whitney and call for calm as we assure that no effort will be spared in investigating the incident”, the statement reads in part.
Police Commissioner, Abiodun Alabi has directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Panti, Yaba, Lagos. Following the unfortunate death of the 12-year-old student, the deceased’s parents have accused the school management of negligence.
During the weekend, the father, Michael Adeniran, and his wife, identified simply as Mrs Adeniran, took to social media to seek public intervention to unravel the circumstances that may have led to their daughter’s sudden death while taking part in the sporting events held at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.
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