Lagos frowns at alleged plan to exhume body of Chrisland Schools student
CITIZENS COMPASS- THE Lagos State Government has frowned at alleged plan to exhume the body of Whitney Adediran, a student of Chrisland Schools who was buried some days ago.
Recall that the 12 years old girl died under a controversial circumstances about three weeks ago.
While the school authorities insists she died during an inter house sports in Agege, Lagos, an autopsy report revealed that she died of electrocution.
In a statement signed over the weekend, by Alo Grace, Director Public Affairs, Ministry of Justice, the state government said, “The Lagos State Ministry of Justice is aware of the current ongoing dialogue about the alleged plans to exhume the body of the late Whitney Omodesola Adeniran, a student of Chrisland Schools whose death as revealed by the autopsy, conducted by Lagos State University Teaching Hospital was as a result of asphyxia and electrocution.
“Whilst we have not received any such official communication requesting for exhumation , however if and when we do receive such a request, we shall be OPPOSED to it.
In any event, the circumstances for exhumation under the Coroners’ Systems Law, 2015 do not arise in this case.
“Additionally, it is not our intention to further traumatize 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 Monday, 6th of March, 2023 to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions to aid the speedy issuance of Legal Advice.”