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  • Updated: May 26, 2023

Chrisland: How I Got To Know Whitney Adeniran Was Electrocuted — Father

Adeyemi Adeniran, the father of Whitney Adeniran, the Chrisland High School student who died during their inter-house sports competition, has shared how he got to know she was electrocuted.

According to the bereaved father, he discovered that his daughter was electrocuted through a Snapchat group.

In his disclosure to a High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday, Adeyemi said he was at work when his wife called to inform him that Whitney who left home healthy had slumped at the Agege Stadium and was rushed to the hospital.

He said she told him that the school principal revealed that their daughter was already regaining consciousness when they rushed her to the Agege Central Hospital.

“I dropped everything I was doing and proceeded to Agege. It took me 45 minutes to locate the place.

Whitney Adeniran

“When I arrived, I saw my wife and she told me to go inside and pray for my daughter, maybe she will wake up.

“When I got inside, I saw her lifeless body on a table in a small room.

“I went close to my daughter, raised her up to my body, shouted, tapped her to wake up, prayed but nothing happened.

“I asked for the doctor of the facility and knelt down before the woman (doctor) to do whatever she could do to wake my daughter but she said there was nothing to do and that she was brought in dead.

“I asked what happened to my daughter and the nurse said she slumped.

“She said she was already dilated and that she died at the stadium but she could not pronounce her dead because she is not a medical doctor.

“So I said you only brought her (here) to pronounce her dead, and she said yes”, he shared.

While still talking with the nurse, Whitney's father said the doctor in charge of the clinic told him that they needed to wrap the corpse of his daughter.

He gave the doctor the sum of N15,000 after she requested the money.

After he was advised by friends, Adeyemi made plans to report to the police station and just then the doctor requested a private meeting with him.

During the meeting, the father was advised against wasting time and ensuring his daughter's corpse is buried.

“She really persuaded me. She said I should bury her on time and not put her corpse in the morgue and bother to conduct an examination.

“I nearly agreed at a point, I don’t even know of any morgue.

“Prior to that day, we played together, and she (Whitney) never complained of ill health.

“I started asking myself why I should bury my daughter in a hurry without knowing what happened to her.

“But she (the doctor) said the money and pain I will go through in the process of autopsy.

“I told her what other pain is worse than the death of a child and how much money will I spend to bring her back alive.

“ I said I must get to know what happened.”

Adeyemi further told the court that around 7 pm on that fateful day, his daughter's corpse was taken to LASUTH, where a pathologist advised them to write a petition in a bid to get the autopsy done.

He was trying to persuade his wife to sleep when Whitney's phone started making a sound.

The sister of the deceased was able to unlock the phone when she put in a password and they discovered a school snap chat group called ‘Lagos Housewives'.

Whitney's dad said some of his daughter's classmates who sent messages to the group said that they knew the school would hide the truth.

According to the students, one of them revealed that Whitney was electrocuted.

“The student wrote, ‘We are there, and we saw what happened, she was electrocuted.’

“Another one said she saw Whitney on the iron rail close to the candy machine that she wanted to buy and that wire shocked her and she fell to the ground, started foaming in her mouth and one stupid man came and started putting water on her.”

The printed copy of the messages posted in the group chat was tendered before the court and the prosecution disclosed that the Adeniran family were told not to go on social media when the school management paid them a condolence visit.

During the cross-examination by the defence counsel, Whitney's father said his daughter was never a sickle-cell patient.

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