Lagos Orders Coroner’s Inquest Into Death Of IVD’s Wife, Bimbo

Death Of IVD’s Wife, Bimbo

The Lagos State Government has ordered a coroner’s inquest to find out the cause of death of late Bimbo, the wife of auto dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, popularly known as IVD.

Bimbo died on October 15, 2022 from injuries sustained in her matrimonial home.

In a statement on Tuesday, the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said that a thorough investigation would be carried out to ascertain the cause of death.
He added that the findings of the investigation would be made public and appropriate sanctions meted out to anyone found culpable.

Part of the statement read, “A Coroner’s Inquest has immediately been requested, in line with sections 14 and 15 of the Coroners’ Systems Law, Laws of Lagos State 2015, to determine the cause and circumstances of death.

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“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.”

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