The Ikeja magistrates court has granted Chrisland High School permission to conduct an independent evaluation of the autopsy on Whitney Adeniran.


Whitney died on February 9 during a sports event at Agege Stadium.

In February, Lagos state carried out an autopsy on the 12-year-old which showed the student died from asphyxia and electrocution.

But on Monday, Chrisland filed an application to enable the school consult an independent pathologist on the autopsy.


The school, in its application, prayed the court to have access to some items from the chief medical examiner of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) or any relevant officer.

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

The school also applied to have access to samples of bone and muscle taken from the deceased.


Chrisland further requested to be given all photographs taken during the conduct of the autopsy, copies of all histology slides reported as part of the post-mortem examination.

The school also requested to be given any other samples and documents made in course of the autopsy as well as access to results of all toxicology test conducted on the late student.

NAN reports that when the matter came up on Tuesday, Olabisi Fajana, the coroner granted the application.

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


The coroner ordered that the chief medical examiner of LASUTH should supply all the items to the applicant pathologist’s laboratory on the day of forensic consultation.

She also directed that the consultation should be under the supervision of the chief medical examiner of LASUTH and parents of the deceased.

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


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