Lagos state government has reacted to an alleged dialogue to exhume the corpse of the 12-year-old student of Chrisland Schools, Miss Whitney Adeniran Opebi, who died during the school’s inter-house sports, on February 9, 2023.
Reacting on Saturday, in a statement signed by the director of public affairs, ministry of justice, Lagos state, Mrs. Grace Alo, noted that the state government has opposed to the plan to exhume Whitney’s corpse.
The statement read, “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.”