The mother of 12-year-old schoolboy, Sylvester Oromoni and his lawyer, Femi Falana have reacted to Lagos state’s acquittal of his alleged bullies.
Sylvester Oromoni died on the 30th of November, 2020, days after he was picked up from school for alleged football injuries. His dying declaration however revealed that he was beaten by at least 5 bullies at school and forced to drink an unknown. Sylvester named three of these bullies before he passed on.
On the 4th of January, 2021, the Lagos State Department of Public Prosecution acquitted 5 students and 5 staff members stating that the results of the autopsy do not provide enough evidence to prosecute the alleged bullies and staff of Dowen college.
Sylvester Oromoni’s Mother Reacts
In a 7 minute clip, Sylvester Oromoni’s mother for the first time, spoke publicly about her sons death. She thanked Nigerians for their support and called on God to avenge the death of her child.
Femi Falana Says Lagos States Ruling Is Escapist & Hasty
Our attention has been drawn to the report issued by the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Lagos State dated January 4, 2022 which has purportedly cleared five students and five employees of Dowen College of any complicity in the death of the 12-year old Sylvester Oromini Jr.
Reacting to the recommendations of the Lagos state Department of Public Prosecution, Femi Falana’s (SAN) statement reads;
However, the report has not laid the allegations surrounding the gruesome murder of Sylvester Oromoni to rest. The report is escapist and hasty as the Authorities are aware of the fact that the Chief Coroner of Lagos State has ordered that an inquest be conducted into the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of Sylvester Oromoni. The inquest which commenced before the Coroner on December 16, 2021 has been adjourned to January 15, 2022 for further hearing.Femi Falana On The Sylvester Oromoni Case