Coroner Set to Release Findings on Sylvester Oromoni jnr

Coroner inquest into the mysterious death of Master Sylvester Oromoni Jnr., a 12-year-old pupil of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, will be made known on or before April 12.

The presiding Magistrate of the Coroner, Mikhail Kadiri, gave the assurance yesterday during adoption of final written addresses by parties in the case.

Kadiri said that findings from the inquest, which began on November 30, 2021 before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, would be made public.

The news became knowledge of Counsels in the suit after their final adoption of their final written addresses at the proceedings.

Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) represented the Oromoni Family while Anthony Kpokpo represented Dowen College.

It will be recalled that, on October 9, 2023, the mother of the deceased, Rosemary Oromoni, testified as the last witness before the coroner.

She said that the late pupil had no health challenge before the complaints he made a few days before his death.

According to the witness, she could not take the late pupil to hospital on the day he arrived home from school with complaints, a few days before his death.

Kadiri then commiserated with the witness and her family on the death of the child, and admitted the statement she made at a police station in evidence.

The coroner directed counsel in the inquest to file their final written addresses within two weeks.

Kadiri adjourned the case until November 20, 2023, for adoption of the final written addresses.

The adoption was further adjourned until January 15.

Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. reportedly died on November 30, 2021, at a private hospital in Warri, Delta, after alleged health complications at Dowen College, Lagos.

After his death, the Lagos State Government shut the school and set up a coroner’s inquest to unravel the circumstances of his death.

The inquest began in January 2022

The Oromoni Family alleges that the pupil died from injuries he suffered as a result of bullying by five senior pupils of the college.

The family also claims that he was not treated by the school in a hospital.

But, Dowen College claims that the JS2 pupil was not bullied or injured by any pupil but was injured during a football match with fellow pupils.