About 26,500 have signed a petition against Chrisland school over the death of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Omodesola Adeniran. In the online petition generated by the deceased’s father, Dr Michael Adeyemi Adeniran, he revealed how his daughter left home hale and hearty in the morning on Thursday, February 9th 2023, for their annual inter-house sports programme, only to receive the news by 1 pm that his daughter had slumped — news he described as, ‘the biggest shock of his life’.
In the petition, titled, “Justice For My Daughter Whitney Omodesola Adeniran. All Parent Pay Attention,” Adeniran urged everyone who read it to share and repost so that the message can go viral.
The distraught father further seized the opportunity to call to all well-meaning Nigerians to come to his aid. While the petition targets about 35,000 signatures, so far it has garnered about 26,500 still counting on the site https://www.change.org/p/chrisland-school-killed-my-12year-old-daughter-adeniran-omodesola?recruiter=936791996&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_message&utm_medium=whatsapp&utm_content=washarecopy_35520657_en-GB%3A7&recruited_by_id=074f4920-32a5-11e9-8d6b-d70822517744&share_bandit_exp=message-35520657-en-GB
In his message, Adeniran wrote, “Good day Nigerians. This is a call to all well-meaning Nigerians to come to my aid. All bloggers, all media and all government agencies; Ministry of Justice, DSS and every intelligence Agency. All human rights activists. This is a call to all of you. If you are reading this information, kindly come to my aid.
“My name is Dr Michael Adeyemi Adeniran, I am the father of 12-years-old Whitney Adeniran who died at Chrisland International high school, Opebi, Lagos inter-house sport at Agege stadium on 09/02/2023. My daughter’s name is (Whitney Adeniran)
“It happened that my daughter attends CHRISLAND HIGH SCHOOL and it was their inter-house sports event yesterday (Thursday) February 9th 2023 and she dressed up from home, healthy with no health conditions or sickness at all. The school bus came to pick her up to the venue of the event at Agege stadium. To the biggest shock of my life, by 1 pm in the afternoon, I got a call from my wife that she was informed that our daughter slumped at the inter-house sport and she was rushed to the clinic.
“My wife was at the venue even before she started. She was never informed or called until they had conveyed our child out of the venue before they informed her. On arrival of my wife at the health centre where they took my daughter, my daughter was lying dead with her lips black and her tongue black.
“My wife called me urgently; I left my office to the place and found my 12-year-old daughter lying dead on the ground. I asked questions for what happened to my daughter and the school authority could not get me any information as to what happened to my child in their care.”
Adeniran further lamented how he gave the school a “healthy vibrant young girl” who was returned to him dead.
“My entire family is in deep sorrow but the school authorities claimed they know nothing about my daughter’s death and all they know is that my daughter slumped and died,” Adeniran stated.
“For the general information of the public, Chrisland school held such a magnificent event without a simple fully equipped Ambulance, no paramedics, medical personnel or no safety corps, no paramedic except a school quack nurse who later confess to me that the child died even at the stadium but she cannot pronounce her dead because she is not a doctor.
“My question is what happened to my daughter at the Agege stadium? As a father, I demand answers from Chrisland international high school. I am in deep pain and sorrow right now. If you are a father, you will understand my pain. My daughter is highly loved by us. We cherished her existence and we can never allow an institution to gloss over the death of our daughter.
“Since we started asking this question. The school has been asking us to back down from autopsy and I know they know their way into the system.”
He further asked the pathologist to be transparent with the result of the autopsy. “I am calling on the pathology department of @lasuth to please be honest with their result. Lagos state government, Nigeria Government, please intervene.”