Falana demands inquest into Oromomi’s death
Femi Falana, a senior advocate, has requested an inquest into the death of Sylvester Oromomi –the 12 years old who died from bullying from his seniors at Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State.
Falana, in his letter to the Lagoos State Government, said the deceased’s parent had briefed him of the matter.
A letter from Falana’s chambers, signed by Taiwo Olawale, stated that based on the briefings by the family, the late student died as a result of injuries allegedly inflicted on him by his seniors at the school.”
“Given the needless death of Sylvester Oromoni, we are compelled to request you to use your good offices to cause a coroner’s inquest to be conducted into the cause of death of this young and promising boy and make appropriate recommendations pursuant to Section 15 of the Lagos State Coroner’s Law 2007 that states that an inquest shall hold whenever a coroner is informed that the death of a deceased person within his coroner district is as a result of a death in a violent, unnatural or suspicious situation.
“We hereby request your lordship to conduct an inquest into the circumstance surrounding this tragic death and we are confident that your lordship will accede to our request with utmost urgency
The Lagos State Government has sealed the school and launched a probe into the incident. The deceased Oromomi Jr. alleged named his attacker before his death.