Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the investigation of the death of a 14 year old girl during the Oodua Republic Mega Rally at Ojota on Saturday.
Sanwo-Olu in a statement released by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo said the governor commiserate with the family of the deceased.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered a thorough investigation of the death.
“A Coroner Inquest has immediately been requested in line with section 14 and 15 of the Coroners’ Systems Law, Laws of Lagos State 2015, to determine the cause and circumstances of death.
“By Section 14(1) (d) of the Coroners’ System Law of the State, a 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
“Section 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,” he said.
Onigbanjo said the security and wellbeing of citizens are of utmost importance to the government, assuring the public that everything will be done to ensure that the cause of death is known.
The findings of this investigation will be made public in due course and appropriate sanctions meted out to anyone found culpable, he added.