The management of Chrisland Schools has tendered a public apology following the death of its pupil, Whitney Adeniran.
Whitney died on February 9, 2023, during her school’s inter-house sports held at the Agege stadium, Lagos.
In a Press release titled “We Are Sorry” via the school’s Instagram page, today, March 5, 2023, Chrisland Schools tendered the apology whilst giving its reasons for being quiet all this while
“We are deeply saddened and sorry about Whitney’s death. We are remorseful and sorry to Whitney’s parents. We are sorry to our parents and the entire community that hosts our school. We are also very sorry to the nation at large. It was a huge loss to the school.
“We express an equal measure of apology to the Nigeria Media, another critical stakeholder, in case we have sent unbearably quiet signals. We have been quiet because this death was so shocking, we opted more for introspection and moral rectitude rather than strutting around the Media space to seize narratives.”
The school further stated that it never had it in its plans to exhume the late Whitney Adeniran’s remains.
“We hereby vehemently refute the claim making the rounds that Chrisland School intends to exhume Whitney’s body. We have no such plan and assure the public that we are also parents in mourning and will not do or subscribe to anything that paints such insensitive optics that prevents our dear daughter from resting. We assure you all that no such thing will happen. Rather than do this, plans are underway to immortalize Whitney’s name so she can remain indelible in our consciousness. This is without prejudice to the ongoing Coroner inquest but it is a honour we owe her.”
This comes after the deceased mother, Blessing Adeniran, took to her Instagram story to claim that the school wants another autopsy done on the remains of her daughter after she has been buried on Thursday, 5th March 2023.
As at the time of this report, Chrisland Schools have taken down the apology post on its Instagram page, following a call out by Whitney Adeniran’s mother who claimed that the School never loved Whitney, as it still carried on with its inter-house sporting activity on the day Whitney died.