The Lagos State Ministry of Education has assured parents of Whitney Adeniran, the Chrisland School pupil who died during the school’s inter-house sports on February 9, 2023, that no effort would be spared to get justice for her.
Folashade Adefisayo, the State Commissioner for Education, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
In the statement signed by Ganiu Lawal, Assistant Director, Public Affairs of the Ministry, Adefisayo gave the assurance during a condolence visit to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Adeniran at their residence in Lagos.
The Commissioner confirmed the receipt of the post mortem report on the cause of Whitney’s death, restating the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in ensuring justice in the case.
Adefisayo said: “Nothing will be spared at ensuring appropriate interrogation of the cause and prosecution of anyone found culpable.”
The Commissioner said the Ministry of Education shared in their grief and would be with the Adeniran family in the journey for justice.
The Commissioner’s team during the visit, according to the statement, included Abayomi Abolaji, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education; Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance; and Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, Executive-Secretary, Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency.
Earlier, the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), in a statement had also said his office had received the report of the post mortem conducted on the late Whitney.
Onigbanjo said: “The Office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice has received the Post Mortem report dated 1st of March, 2023, issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, in respect of Whitney Omodesola Adeniran who was until her demise, a student of Chrisland School, Opebi.
“The post-mortem report revealed the cause of death to be Asphyxia and electrocution.
“The Directorate of Public Prosecutions has been instructed to issue Legal Advice on the matter immediately.
“We use this medium to commiserate with Whitney’s family, even as we reassure Lagosians that anybody found culpable would immediately be charged to court.”
Recall that 12-year-old Whitney died on February 9 during the school’s annual inter-house sports at Agege Stadium.