I Didn’t Treat Oromoni, Jnr. – Dowen College Nurse

The second nurse of Dowen College Nurse, Kafayat Usman, says she has no physical contact with the late 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni Jnr., who was allegedly beaten up by some senior students.

Mrs Usman, who joined the school on September 4, 2021, told the Coroner’s Court that she worked as a full-time nurse.

Testifying before an Ikeja Coroner’s Court, the Nurse, while responding to questions from the Coroner, Mr Mikhail Kadiri, said she did not come in contact with the deceased in the course of her work.

During cross-examination by the counsel to the Oromoni’s family, led by Mr A.E. Efole, the witness, who said she was not aware that the deceased was treated sometimes in April 2021, told the court that the sick school bay was not opened on weekends.

Mrs Usman stated that she work as a full time nurse in Dowen College between 8.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m on Monday to Friday.

Mr. Efole thereafter asked her who takes care of sick students on weekends, since they do not work during weekend.

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“The sick bay is not opened on weekend. I became aware of the deceased case on Nov. 30, 2021 in the school premises.

“Dr. Bisiriyu and I both resume and close at the same time. We both work from Monday to Friday.

She confirmed to the court that Ms Omobola Kayode was her senior and would be surprised to hear that she said they were of equal rank.

The Coroner adjourned proceedings till the next day, April 5, to continue the hearing.


Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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