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  • Updated: May 16, 2023

Chrisland: Whitney Adeniran Was Not Electrocuted — Witness

Chrisland: Whitney Adeniran Was Not Electrocuted — Witness

Ademoye Adewale, a vendor selling snacks to pupils of Chrisland Schools Opebi in Agege Stadium, Lagos has stated that the late Whitney Adeniran did not die of electrocution.

Adewale made the claim when he addressed Magistrate Olanike Fajana at the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ogba.

The recent statement contradicts the post-mortem report conducted by the Lagos State government, which says Whitney died of Asphyxia and electrocution.

The report was issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and dated March 1, 2023.

According to reports, the 12-year-old pupil slumped and died during the school’s inter-house sports at the Agege Stadium, on February 9.

During the resumed hearing of the case on Monday, Adewale revealed that the school management stopped him from producing Shawarma and Candy Floss under the pool on the day of the incident.

He said that he had never witnessed an incident of electrocution in all the events he has sold snacks.

“When I went to check what was happening, I saw teachers and pupils surrounding her and I asked what happened, they said she slumped.

“To the best of my observation, the deceased did not die of electrocution.

“There was no naked wire, the autopsy was erroneous and from where the deceased was, it was 5cm from where my machine was and it was unplugged.

“I don’t know if the deceased died of electrocution. Other organisations have conducted tests and there was nothing like electrocution.”

Fajana subsequently adjourned the case to May 22, for continuation of hearing.

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