Governor of lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered investigation into the death of a 14-year-old girl in Ojota during the Yoruba Nation Mega Rally on Saturday
Recall that The Editor Nigeria had reported thatÂ a young girl laid dead close to the venue of the rally with some witnesses alleging she was felled by a stray bullet fired by the police.
But the police denied the accusation vehemently, claiming the corpse was not fresh and appeared to have a wound sustained from a sharp object.
Lagos Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, in a statement on Sunday, said: â€œOur attention has been drawn to the death of a 14-year-old girl in Ojota during the Oodua Republic Mega Rally on Saturday 3rd of July, 2021.
â€œWe commiserate with the family of the deceased. The Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered a thorough investigation of the death.
â€œA Coronerâ€™s Inquest has immediately been requested, in line with section 14 and 15 of the Coronersâ€™ Systems Law, Laws of Lagos State 2015, to determine the cause and circumstances of death.
â€œBy Section 14 (1)(d) of the Coronersâ€™ System Law of the State: â€œA report of death shall be made to any of the agencies for the report of death or the office of the Coroner and be subject to post-mortem examination where there is reasonable cause to believe that the cause of death was: violent, unnatural or suspicious.â€
â€œSection 15(1) and (9) further enjoins the Coroner to hold an inquest whenever he or she is informed that the death of the deceased person was in a violent, unnatural or suspicious situation or believes an inquest is desirable following the report of a reportable death.â€
He added: â€œAs a government, the security and well-being of citizens are of utmost importance to us. The State assures the public that everything will be done to ensure that the cause of death is known.
â€œThe findings of this investigation will be made public in due course and appropriate sanctions meted out to anyone found culpable.â€