The Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Justice says it will resist any request to exhume the corpse of Whitney Omodesola Adeniran, the student of Chrisland School, electrocuted at an inter-house sport in Agege Stadium, Lagos.
This information was disclosed by Alo Grace, Director Public Affairs of the government agency in a statement on Sunday.
Below is the statement
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.
Director Public Affairs
Ministry of Justice
4th March, 2023
Recall that the 12-year-old Whitney, a pupil of Chrisland School, in Ikeja died on Thursday, February 9.
But the Chrisland Schools management said that Whitney slumped in public view and not under any hidden circumstances, whatsoever.
Also, the school had attributed her death to something else, as it claimed it is on their records that the child had complained about a not-too-buoyant health on the 20th of January, 2023.
Since the controversies about her death began, the Lagos State Government have ordered a post-mortem to unravel the cause of death.
However, the post-mortem report issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital on Wednesday showed the deceased’s cause of death to be Asphyxia and electrocution.