Parents of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old student at Chrisland International School who recently passed away in mysterious circumstances during the school’s inter-house sporting events at the Agege Stadium in Lagos State, have expressed their outrage, claiming the results of the autopsy on their daughter showed she died of electrocution.
In a live Instagram video on Wednesday, Blessing, Whitney’s mother, confirmed the news.
“The autopsy results are in, and Desola was electrocuted,” she declared. My daughter was electrocuted to death. During the past two weeks, I have experienced trauma.
Three weeks have passed since the death of my kid as of tomorrow. I was made to believe I was crazy at school. They began promoting the idea that she was ill and ailing. They distributed papers and correspondence.
“People insulted me and my family. My child was electrocuted to death. I told the school I don’t want trouble. All I want is answers. They came to my house and knelt down.”
The deceased father, Michael, confirmed the findings of the autopsy from the officer-in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, in a text message sent to our correspondent on Thursday. He added that the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Panti, had informed him Whitney was killed by 600 volts of electricity.
The autopsy is published, the text stated. I just finished talking to Panti, the DCP. He confirmed to me that they have the outcome. The pathology division attested to it. With 600 volts of electricity, my daughter was electrocuted.
When asked to verify the family’s claim regarding the autopsy’s findings, SP Benjamin Hundeyin of the state police said that the findings had not yet been released.
According to Hundeyin, the state pathologists and the criminal investigation department, who acknowledged that the autopsy report had not yet been released, were in continual contact with the leadership.
He said, “I just confirmed that the autopsy report is not out. We have been in touch with the pathologists and I can confirm to you that the report is not out.”
Alo Grace, the director of public affairs for the ministry of justice, stated in a statement on Thursday that Whitney’s cause of death was asphyxia and electrocution according to the post-mortem results.
The statement added that the AG has directed the Directorate of Public Prosecutions to provide legal counsel on the subject with immediate effect.
“The Lagos State Government has received the post-mortem report dated March 1, 2023, issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, in respect of Adeniran Omodesola Whitney, who was until her demise, a student of Chrisland School, Opebi, Lagos.
“The statement from the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), states that the post-mortem report revealed the cause of death to be Asphyxia and Electrocution.