The Chrisland school has issued a statement in response to the untimely death of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old girl who allegedly fell and died during the school’s inter-house sports at the Agege stadium in Lagos state on February 9.
Whitney’s mother released a video on Saturday, February 11, accusing school officials of concealing the reason for her daughter’s death and demanding explanations. Read here.
In a statement issued today, February 12, school officials begged for prayers for the deceased’s family.
It was stated that following the tragedy, various regulatory organizations, including the Police, were called in order to determine the cause of this terrible exit by autopsy. The school said it will provide a detailed report on the event in due time.
The statement reads;
“The loss of one of our precious children at the Agege Stadium during our annual Inter House Sports competition is really disheartening and tragic .
We are absolutely heartbroken, shattered and grieve with the family. Words are not enough to express our sadness and it is only God that can comfort the family, friends and the entire School community.
As we continue to grieve over this sad loss, we want to use this medium to encourage all members of the Chrisland family and community of parents to keep the family in prayers, remain strong and focused on God.
In spontaneous response to the incidence, we immediately contacted all regulatory institutions and especially the Police to establish the cause of this unfortunate exit through autopsy.
We shall in due course, update all parents with a full report of the incident.
We wish to thank all of you for the concern, support and prayers during this time of grief and we pray that God will give the family and the school the fortitude to bear this painful and irreparable loss.”
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