The late Dowen college student, Sylvester Oromoni, died naturally, according to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
During a press conference this afternoon, Odumosu stated that the results of the first and second autopsies performed on Sylvester’s body in Delta and Lagos states indicated that he died naturally.
”A post mortem examination was initially carried out on 2nd December, 2021 by a Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Clement Vhriterhire of the Central Hospital, Warri, Delta State.”
Sylvester Oromoni; What the police said.
The police chief stated that before the 21-day remand order expired, the families of the accused students applied for bail at Magistrate Court 1 Yaba, and that the application was approved, so the students who were previously remanded at Boys Home, Oregun were granted bail.
He also stated that the House Masters were granted bail after the 21-day remand order expired.
Speaking further, Odumosu said ”The result of the second autopsy carried out in Lagos was released on 21st December, 2021. The result attributed the cause of death to ‘Septicaemia, lobar pneumonia with acute pyelonephritis and pyomyositis of the right ankle’.
“On 30th December, 2021, the toxicology screening results of the first autopsy carried out in Warri was released. The result issued and signed by Dr. Clement Vhriterhire, (the same doctor who carried out the initial autopsy) attributed the cause of death to ‘acute bacteria pneumonia due to severe sepsis’
At the end of diligent investigation carried out so far, there is no evidence to establish a case of torture, bullying and forceful application of poisonous substance against the suspects.”
”Final results of the post mortem and toxicology examination conducted both at Warri and Lagos agreed that the deceased died a natural death.”he said.
Speaking further, Odumosu said For purpose of clarification, it is pertinent to convey to members of the public in simple terms, the commentary/submission of Dr. SS Soyemi, the consultant pathologist who led a team of pathologists to carry out the autopsy.
He declared and I quote: Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a 12-year old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, reportedly died on November 30, 2021 at a private hospital in Warri, Delta State.It was alleged that the deceased was physically assaulted and poisoned in the school prior to death.
The first autopsy was done in Warri on December 2, 2021.Following an order for a second autopsy, the body of the deceased was brought to Lagos for a second autopsy.
“Our findings at the second autopsy include marked pallor of organs, pneumonia (infection of the lungs), infections of the liver and kidneys as well as the heart. These infections emanated from the ankle infection described earlier in the report. Microscopic sections also confirmed these findings.”
“Death was caused by Septicaemia following infections of the lungs and kidneys arising from the ankle wound.No evidence of blunt force trauma in this body.The findings in the oesophagus and stomach are not compatible with chemical intoxication. Death in this case is natural.”