Lagos govt asks persons who lost loved ones to come forward

By ibrahim874 • 6 days ago • 653 views • 246 comments

The call, contained in a public announcement in a national newspaper, on Wednesday, specifically asked concerned next-of-kins of victims to contact the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, for the identification exercise to span the next two weeks.

Categorised as eligible next-of-kin to come forward to make claims of bodies for burial are parents, siblings or children.


The public notice signed by the Chief Coroner of Lagos state, Honourable Justice M.A. Dada, mandates next-of-kin to come along with clear photographs of the missing person, their own upper body photographs, while samples for reference DNA profile may also be demanded.

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However, the notice held that it’s only after a definitive scientific identification where the profile of next-of-kin is compared with autopsy already collected from the deceased that the bodies will be released.

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