The father of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, the late 12-year-old pupil of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, has vowed not to bury his son even if it takes 30 years to get justice.
His stance comes after a report of his late son’s autopsy results carried out at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, exonerated the five students and staff of the college accused of complicity in his son’s death. Speaking to the NAN on Friday, Sylvester Oromoni Snr said, “The family does not have power. We only rely on God.
The Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, this afternoon held a press briefing where he spoke more on the investigations into the death of Dowen college student, Sylvester Oromoni.
Speaking to the press, Odumosu said the results from the first and second autopsies carried out on Sylvester’s body in Delta and Lagos state indicated that he died a natural death.
”A post mortem examination was initially carried out on 2nd December, 2021 by a Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Clement Vhriterhire of the Central Hospital, Warri, Delta State. The result of the first autopsy dated 10th December, 2021 attributed the cause of death to ‘acute lung injury due to chemical intoxication in a background of blunt force trauma’. However, toxicology screening was recommended and also carried out. While waiting for the result of the toxicology, another autopsy was ordered by the Coroner Magistrate in Lagos because of the status of jurisdiction. The corpse was, therefore, moved with armed police escorts from Delta State to Lagos State by TOS Funeral and the autopsy conducted at the expense of the Lagos State Government. The second autopsy was carried out at the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital on 14th December, 2021 in the presence of representatives of all the parties involved in the case. The second autopsy was carried out by Dr. S.S Soyemi, the Consultant Pathologist and Chief Examiner, Department of Pathology and Forensic Sciences, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has disclosed that autopsy tests were conducted on the corpse of Sylvester Oromoni, the 11-year-old pupil of Dowen College who died after being assaulted by some colleagues in school did not die of murder.
Hakeem Odumosu intimated in a statement that two post mortem was carried out in Delta and Lagos state and both ruled out completely the assertion that Sylvester was murdered thus the murder suspects are not responsible for his death.
Odumosu further said that investigation is still ongoing and a Toxicology test will need to be carried out before any meaningful conclusion is reached.
Dowen College has released a statement in the wake of the outrage expressed over the death of a student. In the statement, Dowen College sympathised with the family of Sylvester Oromoni and all who loved him. The school also revealed that they are assisting the authorities to get to the bottom of the incident that led to Sylvester’s death.
The school added that every child is valued at Dowen College.
Nothing was said about the students accused of beating Sylvester to the point of death.