There Is Massive Cover-Up Over Death Of My Son – Oromoni Snr.

The father of Sylvester Oromoni Junior has told a Lagos Coroner Court sitting in Ikeja that there is a massive cover-up over the death of his son, a student of Dowen College, Lagos.

Oromoni Senior made the allegation under cross examination by the Director in Ministry of Justice, Mr Akin George who asked the deceased father to clarify why he alleged cover up in a video clip.

The witness responded that the police had told him the investigation had not been concluded before the suspected five students were released.

In his explanation before Coroner Magistrate Mikhail Kadri in an ongoing inquest to unravel the cause of the death of his 12 year-old son, Mr Oromoni said police report indicated that investigation was ongoing.

He said that it a police report stated that a Magistrates’ Court in Yaba requested for 21-days and after 14-days, the teenage suspects were granted bail when the police were not done with their investigations.

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Earlier in the proceeding, Oromoni Senior told the court that he did not call anybody to massage the deceased leg but to examine the leg.

When he was cross-examined by one of the accused student lawyer, Mr. Godwin Omoaka (SAN), the witness maintained that the school had told them that the boy had muscle pull while playing football. But, the deceased was massaged in the school several times not in the house.

Coroner Magistrate Kadri however condemned how the matter was being portrayed on social media. He charged the media to report responsibly, noting that all those social media reports were distractions which could not stop him from due diligence.

Subsequently, he listed some witnesses to be summoned which include; the deceased roommate, Prof. John Obafunwa, Dr. Amos Fabanwo, the school nurse, the students who allegedly played football with the deceased, Investigation Police officer ( Warri), and Dr. Clement Vhriterhire, the pathologist in Warri, among others.

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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