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#EndSARS: Lagos coroner calls for identification of missing persons

The Lagos State Chief Coroner, Hon. Justice M. A Dada, has called for the identification of missing persons between October 19 and 27, 2020 from…

The Lagos State Chief Coroner, Hon. Justice M. A Dada, has called for the identification of missing persons between October 19 and 27, 2020 from the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) at Ikeja.

The timeline was the period of the #EndSARS protests.

The call according the Chief Coroner is in pursuant to section 15, Coroner’s system law of Lagos State, 2015.

Dada in a public announcement gave next-of-kin of the missing persons two-weeks to provide means of identification of themselves and their missing loved ones so as to assist the identification exercise.

According to the chief coroner, it is only after a definitive scientific identification that the bodies of the deceased shall be released for burial.