The Coroner Inquest to unravel the cause of death of a 12-year-old V pupil, Whitney Omodesola Adeniran, who died on February 9, 2023, will commence on April 4.
The Coroner, Magistrate Olabisi Fajana gave the date after entertaining submissions of all Counsels, who appeared before the Court, sitting in Ogba. The Counsel to the deceased family, Mr 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.
Mr Falana told the Court that the Magistrate Registry refused to process the enrolling of the witness statement on the grounds that there is no provision for filling of Coroner processes. The Counsel, who appeared for Chrisland School, Mr Olukayode Enitan, SAN, and the State Counsel, Mr Akin George, also corroborated the position of Mr. Femi Falana, seeking the Court’s directives as to how to get their processes filed.
Magistrate Olabisi Fajana informed the Counsels that she would get directives from the Chief Magistrate on how to ensure that the processes were filed before the Coroner.