The purported plans to exhume the remains of Whitney Adeniran, a deceased Chrisland student who was electrocuted during her school’s inter-house competitions, have been denounced by the Lagos state administration.
In a post uploaded on her Instagram Stories on Friday, March 3, her mother, Blessing Adeniran, said that Chrisland School administration had phoned the police and requested a new autopsy. This would imply that the late Whitney’s body, which was buried on March 2, would be unearthed.
The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has stated that it will resist any plans to exhume Whitney’s body in a statement made 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.”