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I won’t bury my son even if it takes 30 years to get justice – Sylvester’s dad

  • Sylvester was not tortured or bullied, according to the Lagos CP.

Sylvester Oromoni, the father of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a late 12-year-old student of Dowen College in Lekki, Lagos, has reaffirmed the family’s commitment to seek justice, saying that he would not bury his son even if it took 30 years.

He also contested the autopsy report from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja, claiming that foul play was involved.

Sylvester’s death went viral after his cousin, Perry Oromoni, claimed on social media that he was beaten up in his hostel by senior students because he refused to join a cult.

The school denied the claim, claiming that the boy had complained of leg pains as a result of a football injury.

The state government ordered the school to be closed indefinitely pending the outcome of the investigation.

The police arrested five students and five school employees, but legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Adetutu Oshinusi, cleared the suspects.

Sylvester died of “acute lung injury due to chemical intoxication in a background of blunt force trauma,” according to an autopsy performed by Clement Vhriterhire, a consultant pathologist at the Central Hospital Warri.

The cause of death, according to the interim and final autopsy reports by LASUTH, was “septicaemia, lobar pneumonia with acute pyelonephritis and pyomyositis of the right ankle.”

Falana had said, “The report has not laid to rest the allegations surrounding the gruesome murder of Sylvester Oromoni. The report is escapist and hasty as the authorities are aware of the fact that the Chief Coroner of Lagos State has ordered that an inquest be conducted into the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of Sylvester Oromoni. The inquest, which commenced before the coroner on December 16, 2021, has been adjourned till January 15, 2022 for further hearing.”

The father told our correspondent on Friday that the case was still open and that his son would not be buried until “justice is served,” which he said could take up to 30 years.

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He said, “The family does not have power. We only rely on God. If they insist that the school will reopen, there is no problem. If God keeps me for 20 or 30 years, I will follow up this case. Government will come, the government will go. I am not bothered. The soul of that boy is crying round. God is alive; He cannot be bribed.

“My son will never be buried. If it takes me 30 years to get justice, he would remain there (in the mortuary). He is my son; I won’t bury him. Nigerians should look beyond what they are saying.”

Asked if he had any doubt over the autopsy released by the state government, he retorted “Do they have any autopsy report? They don’t have any. The doctor that did the autopsy in Delta State was recommended by the Area Commander. He is not the family doctor. We don’t know him. Our lawyer applied to the Area Command to get a copy of the autopsy.”

The father told our correspondent on Friday that the case was still open and that his son would not be buried until “justice is served,” which he said could take up to 30 years.

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He said, “During the open interview, it was unanimously agreed that another autopsy should be carried out where pathologists from all parties would be present. Investigation was extended to Delta State and Abuja. I will like to state here that investigation revealed that the same case was reported at the Area Command Warri, Delta State, on December 1, 2021.

“It has also been established that a post mortem examination was initially carried out on December 2, 2021 by a Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Clement Vhriterhire of the Central Hospital, Warri, Delta State. The result of the first autopsy dated December 10, 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 December 14, 2021 in the presence of representatives of all the parties involved in the case.”

The second autopsy was conducted by Dr. S.S Soyemi, Consultant Pathologist and Chief Examiner, Department of Pathology and Forensic Sciences, LASUTH, in front of representatives from all parties, including Vhriterhire, as well as police officers and other key officials, according to the CP.

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The post mortem and toxicology examinations conducted in Delta and Lagos states concluded that the deceased died of natural causes, according to Odumosu.

He stated, “Before the expiration of the 21 days remand order, the families of the students applied for their bail at the Magistrates’ Court 1 Yaba. The application was approved hence the students who were earlier remanded at Boys Home, Oregun, were granted bail. The house masters were also granted bail after the expiration of the 21 days remand order.

“The result of the second autopsy carried out in Lagos was released on December 21, 2021. The result attributed the cause of death to ‘Septicaemia, lobar pneumonia with acute pyelonephritis and pyomyositis of the right ankle.’ On December 30, 2021, the toxicology screening results of the first autopsy carried out in Warri was released. The result issued and signed by Dr Clement Vhriterhire, the same doctor who carried out the initial autopsy, attributed the cause of death to ‘acute bacteria pneumonia due to severe sepsis.’

“At the end of diligent investigation carried out so far, there is no evidence to establish a case of torture, bullying and forceful application of poisonous substance against the suspects. All the suspects denied the allegations of torture, bullying and administering of poisonous substance to the deceased. Allegation that the deceased was being forced to join a cult group was also not established as other students interviewed denied this.”



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7 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t know what took you so long like this that boy too small for that suffer he suffer before he lose his life now is corpse please go and bury the boy let him rest in perfect peace

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