The Lagos coroner, Mr Mikhail Kadiri, conducting an inquest into the death of Sylvester Oromoni, a student of Dowen College,Lekki, Lagos, will on April 1 pay a visit to the school as part of efforts to unravel the cause of the student’s death.

The coroner made the decision on Monday after the family physician of the Oromonis,Dr Henry Aghogho, who was recalled, gave further testimony in the proceedings.

The doctor told the coroner that the late Sylvester  was born on  December 4, 2009, without any underlying medical condition.

Sylvester, aged 12, died on November 30, 2021, as a result of alleged bully and poisoning in the school.

The doctor was cross-examined by counsel for Dowen College, Mr  Anthony Kpokpo.

Aghogho, who had earlier testified at the inquest, was recalled to tender the medical records of the deceased.

Before the cross-examination, counsel for the Oromoni family, Mr Femi Falana SAN, had raised an objection as to why the doctor should be cross-examined, while he was disallowed from cross-examining two witnesses who testified earlier.

However, the coroner ruled that it was stated that the business of the day would entail tendering medical records of the deceased, explaining medical terms and cross-examination of the doctor.

The doctor told the court that sometime in 2018, the deceased had enteritis and was treated with antibiotics.

According to him, the infection was caused by unclean food and water.

The coroner adjourned the inquest until April 1 for a visit to Dowen College, Lagos.

It was alleged by the Oromoni family that the student died from injuries sustained in an attack by five senior students of Dowen College for refusing to join a cult.

It was also alleged that he was forced to drink a substance by his attackers.

Advice by the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions released on January 4, 2022, however, stated that an autopsy revealed the cause of the student’s death as acute bacterial pneumonia due to severe sepsis.




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