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Oromoni: Group calls Lagos government to speed up judicial process on death

A group, Justice for  Sylvester Oromoni Jr., has called on Lagos government to ensure speedy conclusion of judicial processes, regarding the death of a student of Dowen College, in the State.

The Coordinator of the group, Regent Youmor, made the call in Lagos, on Saturday, at a press conference.

He lamented that justice delayed amounts to justice denied.

The conference was meant to announce the burial of the 12-year-old student, more than two years after he died.

Youmor said that the student was buried at Warri, Delta, on Saturday.

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

The bereaved family alleged that the student died from injuries he suffered as a result of bullying by five senior students of the College.

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

However, Dowen College said that the JS2 student was not bullied or injured by any student but was injured during a football match with fellow students.

Youmor said on Saturday that the student’s death had generated much anger and anxiety, adding that justice concerning the death should be served without delay.

He noted that  the matter was before a Court of competent jurisdiction.

He advised parents to ensure a healthy relationship with their children, particularly those in boarding schools.

According to him,  such a healthy relationship will make communication between them smoother and help parents to know if their children are being bullied in school or forced to join a group they do not want.

The Coroner’s inquest into the circumstances surrounding the student’s death is ongoing at the Ikeja Magistrates Court.

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The inquest began in January 2022.

The Coroner,  Magistrate Mikhail Kadiri, said on January 15, 2024, that the findings of the Coroner would be released on or before April 12.

Meanwhile,  the State government closed the College following the controversy surrounding the student’s death 

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