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Falana faults coroner’s ruling on death of Sylvester Oromoni

Written by on April 16, 2024

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, is questioning the ruling of Magistrate Mikhail Kadiri, the Coroner who investigated the death of Master Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State.

In the ruling delivered yesterday, the Coroner Lagos exonerated Dowen College and blamed the death of the deceased on the negligence of the family doctor.

Reacting moments after the ruling, Falana opined that it is curious that the coroner ignored the evidence of the government pathologist that the “black substance” found in the stomach of the deceased was not subjected to toxicological examination.

He says the doctors who testified stated that the deceased died of sepsis which is an inflammation throughout the body and that the sepsis could have been caused by excessive massaging of the leg of the deceased but the coroner overlooked the role of doctors in handling the deceased before he was handed over to his parents.


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