Proprietor of Kingdom Heritage Model School in Benin City, Edo State, Living Faith Bible Church also known as Winners Chapel, 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.
The parents of the child, Mr. and Mrs. Jolly Omokaro, however have a contrary opinion; they attributed the death of their child to negligence on the part of the school’s management.
Imienfan’s parents had in a petition to the General Overseer of the church Bishop David Oyedepo, 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.
Mr Peter Uwadiae, counsel to the parents who wrote the petition insisted that the administrators of the school had ignored all entreaties for the peaceful resolution of the gruesome murder of their child, especially in their failure to attend all meetings called to resolve the matter.