December 5, 2022

Modade Lawal Died As A Result Of Food “Aspiration Asphyxia” – Police

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The FCT Police Command has said that investigations so far have revealed that Modade Lawal didn’t die by drowning but as a result of food “Aspiration asphyxia”.

According to a press release by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, she said that on the 2nd of November, Modade Lawal had a swim day as part of the school curriculum and had earlier celebrated her birthday that same day before hitting the pool in the company of other pupils, under the supervision of the Lifeguards, instructors, and teachers.

“At about 11:45 am, while being coached, the instructor noticed she wasn’t properly responding as she naturally would, he stopped and brought her out of the 4-2 feat deep poolside to examine her and noticed she was having difficulties in breathing, DSP Adeh said.

She further reiterated the school medical team was alerted and she was taken to the hospital where she sustained a series of further heart attacks. The Doctor struggled to revive her but she was confirmed dead at about 6:45 pm of the same day.

On the 2nd of November due to the negligent behaviour of @startriteschool my cousin was killed (child in the 2nd frame). We found a way to get evidence from the CCTV footage even though the school deliberately tried to cut the scenes of what exactly happened.

Recall that one Twitter user, Oluwami Isimii #justiceformodadeoluwa had alleged that Startrite school killed her baby cousin.

“She had swim day in school, the “coach “ was teaching her a stunt, threw her up and she’d hit her head and had internal bleeding.

“We asked for footage and they released a doctored tape, the tweet quoted.

While enjoining members of the public to remain calm, the FCT Police Command said it is worthy of note that the deceased has been buried by the family and a discrete investigation continues as subsequent development will be communicated to the public.

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