Chrisland: Sanwo-Olu warns against exhuming body of Whitney Adeniran
The Lagos State Government warns against any alleged attempt to exhume the corpse of the deceased Chrisland student, Whitney Adeniran who was electrocuted during the school’s inter-house sport.
The deceased mother, Blessing Adeniran, shared a story on her Instagram story on the 3rd of March claiming that Chrisland School administration had contacted the police and requested a new autopsy, meaning that the body of late Whitney who was buried on March 2nd, would be exhumed.
The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has stated that it will oppose any plans to exhume Whitney’s body in a statement published this afternoon, March 4.
‘’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.”