LASG opposes exhumation of corpse of Whitney Adeniran, Chrisland student

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Lagos, Feb. 4, 2023 – Lagos State Government says it opposed to exhuming the corpse of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old student of Chrisland Schools, Opebi, who died in suspicious circumstances during the school’s inter-house sports in February.

The government made its position known in a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs in the state’s Minister of Justice, Mrs Grace Alo, on Saturday in Lagos.

According to the statement, the ministry of justice was aware of an ongoing dialogue about an alleged plan to exhume the body of the student.

It, however, said that the ministry had yet to receive any official communication requesting for the exhumation.

The government said that it would oppose such a request if and when received.

“The circumstances for exhumation under the Coroners’ Systems Law, 2015, do not arise in this case.

“Additionally, it is not our intention to further traumatise the deceased’s family.

“We are working closely with the police who have given their reassurance that the duplicate case file would be forwarded on March 6 to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions to aid speedy issuance of legal advice,” it added.

A post-mortem report issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital on March 1 about the student revealed the cause of her death as asphyxia (suffocation) and electrocution.

The student died during the school’s inter-house sports on Feb. 9 at Agege Stadium in Lagos State. (GBN)

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