3 January 2013

Nigeria: Winners Chapel Denies Complicity in Death of Three-Year-Old Pupil in Benin

Benin — LIVING Faith Bible Church (aka Winners Chapel), proprietor of Kingdom Heritage Model School in Benin City, Edo State, has absolved itself of complicity in the death of one of its pupils, Miss Imiefan Omokaro, aged three, who was found dead in one of the school toilets in November, last year.

Counsel to the Church, Miss Omoikhekpen Oguns, in a statement absolving the school of complicity in the pupil's death in Benin, yesterday, insisted that no medical report or any other proof had been adduced to prove the school's culpability in the death of the child.

This is contrary to the position of the parents of the child, Mr. and Mrs. Jolly Omokaro, who attributed the death of their child to negligence on the part of the school's management.

It will be recalled that Imienfan's parents, in a petition to Bishop David Oyedepo, General Overseer of the church, said that she was killed in one of the school toilets and demanded N2 billion as damages for what they called her callous and senseless killing on November 1, 2012.

The petition was written through their counsel, Mr Peter Uwadiae, who insisted that the administrators of the school had ignored all entreaties for the peaceful resolution of the gruesome murder of their child, having failed to attend all meetings called to resolve the impasse.

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