Death Of Five-Year-Old In Swimming Pool: Victim’s Father Accuses RCCG Of Cover-Up


The death of the five-year-old Chidera Andre Eze of Redeemers Nursery and Primary School Dominion Sanctuary Acme Road, Ọgba, Ikeja on Monday 16th May in a swimming pool, was described as a pure accident, but the father of the deceased wouldn’t have any of that.

Mr Anthony Eze insists that the death of his first son appears suspicious particularly as footage of the CCTV clearly showed that both the lifeguards at the swimming pool of Ivory Health and Wellness Club at No. 4, Ogundana Street, Off Allen, Ikeja and the teachers/caregivers of the school were negligent in their duties which led to the little boy’s death as his lifeless body was left in the pool for more than 30 minutes without notice.

“I dropped my children (Chidera Andre Eze and his younger brother) at their school, Redeemers Nursery and Primary School Dominion Sanctuary Acme Road, Ọgba, Ikeja. At about 10:52 I received a call from the Head Teacher, Mrs Adeola Oladipo, that my son, Chidera was involved in an accident and was rushed to Ikeja Medical Center Off Allen Avenue.

“I got to the hospital only to see my son’s lifeless body. I asked what happened but no one was forthcoming. The doctor said he was brought in dead. I was confused; I called my sister who later joined me. We were still trying to figure out what happened amidst tears and wailing when my wife arrived. I was later told that the same Head Teacher called her. It was a beehive of confusion”.

Mr Eze is therefore asking for justice as hierarchy of the Redeemed Christian Church of God appears to be concealing the truth about the death of his son.

The body of Chidera Andre Eze has in the meantime been deposited in the morgue of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and Mr Anthony Chikaodili Eze and his family are now seeking justice for the death of their son, and all those responsible for this to be brought to book.

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