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Chrisland: Lagos Govt opposes exhumation of late student’s corpse

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Lagos State Government said it would oppose the exhumation of the corpse of Miss Whitney Adeniran, the 12-year-old student of Chrisland Schools, Opebi, Lagos, who died during the school’s inter-house sports in February.

Chrisland: Lagos Govt opposes exhumation of late student's corpse

The government disclosed in a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Mrs Grace Alo, on Saturday. The government said the justice ministry knew of an ongoing dialogue about an alleged plan to exhume the student’s body.

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It said the ministry had not received any official communication requesting the exhumation.

However, the government said 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. “We do not intend to further traumatise the deceased’s family.

Chrisland: Lagos Govt opposes exhumation of late student’s corpse

“We are working closely with the police, who have reassured them 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 revealed the cause of her death asphyxia and electrocution.

The student died during Chrisland Schools inter-house sports on February 9 at Agege Stadium,  Lagos State. Asphyxia is a breathing impairment that occurs when the body has insufficient oxygen.


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