Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has said that he had been briefed by the family of Sylvester Omoroni Jr, the 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, who died last recently of injuries received from suspected cultists and bullies in the school.
The family which is headed by Sylvester Omoroni Jr, has sought a coroner’s inquest into their son’s death.
The family made the request through Falana Chamber ìn a letter dated December 6, 2021 sent to the Chief Coroner of Lagos State, Justice Mojisola Dada.
The letter signed by Taiwo Olawanle, of Falana’s law firm, said, “We are a firm of legal practitioners committed to the defence of human rights, rule of law and public accountability in Nigeria. We have been briefed by the family of the late Sylvester Oromoni…who died from injuries he allegedly sustained from the beating by his colleagues that wanted him to join their secret cult group.
“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, which provides 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.”
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