JUST IN: Chrisland school principal, others arraigned for manslaughter


In connection with the passing of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old student at Chrisland School in Opebi, the Lagos State government on Thursday filed charges against the school, its vice principal, principal, and two staff members.

Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Ms. Belinda Amao, Nwatu Ugochi Victoria, and Chrisland School Limited are among the school employees who were charged before Judge Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja.

The state has filed two counts of accusations against the defendants, including one alleging involuntary manslaughter and the other reckless and negligent behaviour.

When the court and counsel attempted to agree on a date for the start of the trial, the school’s principal, Mrs. Belinda Amao, sobbed inside the dock.

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