The Lagos State Government has ordered a coroner’s inquest to determine the cause of death of the 12-year-old Chrisland student, Whitney Adeniran.
The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, on Monday, February 13, gave the directive in a statement.
The statement promised a thorough investigation into the cause of death.
An excerpt of the statement read, “A Coroner’s Inquest has immediately been requested, in line with sections 14 and 15 of the Coroners’ Systems Law, Laws of Lagos State 2015, to determine the cause and circumstances of death.
“By Section 14(1)(d) of the Coroners’ System Law of the State, “a report of death shall be made to any of the agencies for the report of death or the office of the Coroner and be subject to post-mortem examination where there is reasonable cause to believe that the cause of death was violent, unnatural or suspicious…
“Section 15(1) and (9) further enjoins the Coroner to hold an inquest whenever he or she is informed that the death of the deceased person was in a violent, unnatural or suspicious situation or believes an inquest is desirable following the report of a reportable death.
“The findings of this investigation will be made public in due course and appropriate sanctions meted out to anyone found culpable.”
Whitney Adeniran died on February 9, 2023, during an inter-house sport event organised by the school.