Lagos Coroner Calls On Public To Bring Detailed Information For Identification of Missing Persons
Lagos Coroner Calls On Public To Bring Detailed Information For Identification of Missing Persons

Lagos Coroner Calls On Public To Bring Detailed Information For Identification of Missing Persons
The Chief Coroner of Lagos State, Hon. Justice M. A. Dada (Mrs), has called on those who have lost loved ones between 19th to 27th of October, 2020 to provide relevant information that would assist the identification of such lost persons.

This is contained in a Circular signed by the office of the Chief Coroner sighted by ASKLEGALPALACE.

“The next-of-kin should kindly contact the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Oba Akinjobi Way, Ikeja for the identification exercise of the Deceased.” the Notice partly reads

The Notice also stated that the next-of-kin must come with nationally recognized means of identification such as National ID Card, Driver’s license, International Passport or LASSRA ID Card.

It further stated that “only the parents, siblings or children, in that decreasing order of exercise are expected to come to LASUTH.”

The exercise will last for two weeks and public are to visit between 10am and 2pm from the date of this announcement.

Furthermore, the nexts-of-Kin are to come with the “clear photographs of the missing person; their own upper body photographs; and also provide samples for Reference DNA Profile, where necessary.”

According to the Notice, “the profile will be compared with those already collected at autopsy from the deceased. It is only after a definitive scientific identification that the Bodies of the deceased shall be released by the Office of the Chief Coroner to the next-of-Kin for burial”


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