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  • Updated: March 04, 2023

Chrisland: Lagos Opposes Exhumation Of Whitney Adediran's Remains

The Lagos State Government, on Saturday, opposed the exhumation of Whitney Adeniran's remains. 

Adeniran, a student at Chrisland Schools, was said to have slumped and died during the school's inter-house sports activities on February 9 at the Agege Stadium. 

An autopsy performed by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital on Friday revealed that her death was due to asphyxia and electrocution, as stated in a statement by Alo Grace, the Director of Public Affairs at the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.

“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,” the statement reads in part.

“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,” Grace said.

According to the ministry, it is collaborating closely with the police who have reportedly assured them that the duplicate case file will be forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions on Monday, March 6, 2023. 

This, according to the Ministry, is to facilitate the prompt issuance of Legal Advice.

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