The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered an investigation into the killing of a 14-year-old woman in Ojota through the Oodua Republic Mega Rally on Sunday.
SaharaReporters had reported how a stray bullet from the police reportedly hit the woman who was promoting drinks in a store, resulting in her fast dying.
The police, nevertheless, denied the killing of the woman, claiming that she died at a far distance away from the scene of the incident.
In an announcement on Sunday by Moyosore Onigbanjo, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Sanwo-Olu commiserated with the deceased’s household.
The assertion learn: “Our 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.
“We commiserate with the household of the deceased. The Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered a radical investigation of the dying. A Coroner’s Inquest has instantly been requested according to sections 14 and 15 of the Coroners’ Systems Law, Laws of Lagos State 2015, to find out the trigger and circumstances of dying.
“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) additional enjoins the Coroner to carry an inquest every time she or he is knowledgeable that the dying of the deceased particular person was in a violent, unnatural or suspicious scenario or believes an inquest is fascinating following the report of a reportable dying.
“As 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. The findings of this investigation will be made public in due course and appropriate sanctions meted out to anyone found culpable.”