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Court Grants Chrisland School Approval To Conduct Independent Autopsy



A Coroner at the Ogba Magistrate’s Court, Olabisi Fajana has granted Chrisland Schools its request to conduct an independent autopsy in a bid to ascertain the true cause of the death of one of its students, Whitney Adeniran.

12-year-old Adeniran died on February 9, 2023, during the school’s inter-house sports activities at the Agege Sports Stadium.

The state government had on February 13 ordered a coroner’s inquest to establish the cause of Whitney’s death.

On March 2, the government announced that the autopsy carried out revealed that Whitney died as a result of Asphyxia and electrocution.

However, on April 3, the school sought an order from the court to be supplied with and have access to some items from the Chief Medical Examiner of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital or a relevant officer to enable the school to consult with an independent pathologist.

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In the resumed hearing on Tuesday, April 4, Fajana granted Chrisland’s request.

She ordered that the Chief Medical Examiner of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital supply all the listed items to the applicant’s pathologist’s laboratory on the day of the forensic consultation.

Fajana ordered that the consultation should be under the supervision of the CMD or relevant officer.

Others to be present are the parents of the deceased.


The court also stated that the deceased parents are to testify on April 17

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