Chrisland school demands evaluation of autopsy report as court fixes inquest hearing

The death of a 12-year-old pupil of Chrisland, Whitney Adeniran was a shock to Nigerians and netizens. Following her death, the commencement of the hearing of the coroner inquest set up to investigate was fixed on April 4.

The magistrate, Olabisi Fajana, fixed the date after entertaining submissions of all counsel who appeared before the court sitting in Ikeja. The counsel to the deceased family, Femi Falana(SAN), had informed the court that they were unable to file a witness statement as instructed by the court at the last adjourned date. He further told the court that the magistrates’ registry refused to process the enrolling of the witness statement because there was no provision for filing of coroner processes.

Olukayode Enitan (SAN) the counsel for Chrisland school and the state counsel, Akin George, corroborated the position of Falana, seeking a directive from the court as to how to get the processes filled.

However, the state counsel, Akin Goerge, told the court that what the state received was a letter, not an application.

Magistrate Fajana thereafter adjourned the commencement of the trial till April 4 and advised all counsel to make sure their processes were filed and confirmed the day before.

From the autopsy carried out, the cause of Whitney’s death showed she died of electrocution. Also, read Whitney Adeniran died of electrocution-says the mother of 12-year old chrisland student .

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