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Dowen College: What we found in Sylvester’s stomach during autopsy – Father reveals… vows to delay burial till family gets justice

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Sylvester Oromoni Snr has revealed that a black liquid was found in his son’s stomach during the autopsy on his corpse.

His son, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr was allegedly beaten by fellow students of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos which resulted in his eventual death.

In a live interview streamed on Facebook with The PUNCH, Oromoni Snr stated that the family was told that the pathologist in Warri could not determine what the liquid was until it is taken to Lagos or Abuja.

He said, “According to the person that conducted the autopsy, they found a black liquid in his stomach, but he said the test to know what it was will be carried out by the police in Lagos or Abuja.”

Oromoni Snr had earlier stated that the matter had been reported to the Area Command, Warri, of the Nigeria Police Force while a petition had been submitted to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.

He also said the family is waiting on the result of the autopsy carried out.

“We submitted a petition yesterday (Thursday) to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State. We reported to Area Command, Warri first before we submitted the petition in Lagos.

“The police in Area Command (Warri) contacted the pathologist, they carried out the autopsy yesterday (Thursday) and the result will come out. We were made to understand that they discovered something in his [stomach].”

Since the incident came to light, prominent Nigerians have weighed in on the issue calling on authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr’s death.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of the school pending investigations.

Meanwhile, Sylvester Oromoni Snr has vowed not to bury his son until justice is served. This is just as the family marked the deceased’s 12th birthday posthumously on Saturday during which a cake designed as airplane and pilot uniform was cut in memory of his ambition.

Sylvester Snr, in an interview on Saturday, said his son would not be buried until justice was served – no matter how long it takes.

He said, “How can he be buried? I cannot bury him until I get justice, until I get to the end of the matter. Even if it takes two or three years, we would be going on. I pray God keep us alive.”

According to the father, about 100 people were present at the posthumous birthday celebration marked with two cakes and a large picture frame of the late Sylvester in various poses.

The father said, “For his birthday today (Saturday), we cut the cakes, displayed his pictures and prayed for his soul to rest in peace. We also went for a church programme after cutting the birthday cakes.

“His sister based in the United State of America asked one of her friends to bake a pilot-themed cake for his birthday because he had always wanted to be a pilot.”

Sylvester Snr however said he would miss his son’s rapport, smiles, love, presence and company.

He said, “Anytime he comes on holiday and I am at home, he is always all over me. We eat together, he asks questions a lot; he is very inquisitive. He can operate his laptop very well and I don’t know how to do that so he guides me on how to do it.

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