Court grants Chrisland permission to conduct independent autopsy on Whitney Adeniran


The coroner inquiring into the cause of death of a
12-year-old pupil, Whitney Adeniran, Tuesday, granted permission to the
Chrisland school to conduct an independent evaluation of the autopsy on the
remains of the deceased.


Magistrate Olabisi Fajana granted the permission while
ruling on an application filed by the school to enable it to consult an
independent pathologist on items obtained from the corpse by the Lagos State
University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).


Items requested include the student’s blood and other body
fluids, skin sample, slides from which the diagnosis of electrocution was made,
samples of bone and muscle taken from the deceased and samples of urine
collected for the autopsy.


Also, the school further requested all photographs taken
during the conduct of the autopsy, copies of all histology slides reported as
part of the post mortem examination and other documents made in the course of
the autopsy with access to results of all toxicology tests conducted on the
late student.


The Magistrate ordered the chief medical examiner of LASUTH
to provide all the items to the applicant’s pathologist’s laboratory on the day
of forensic consultation.


It directed the consultation to be under the supervision of
the chief medical examiner of LASUTH and the parents of the deceased.


Whitney’s parents are expected to testify in the case on the
17th of April.


Counsel to the state government, Akin George, did not oppose
the application.


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