Update: “Two autopsies showed Sylvester Oromoni died a natural death” — Police


The Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has stated that two autopsies carried out on late Sylvester Oromoni’s body revealed he died a natural death.

The police boss who stated this during a press briefing on Friday, January 7th, noted that the toxicology tests from Delta State and the one in Lagos State attributed the cause of his death to “acute bacteria pneumonia due to severe sepsis”.

Speaking further, Odumosu who claimed all the suspects denied the allegations of torture, bullying and administering of poisonous substances to the deceased said the allegation that Sylvester was being forced to join a cult group was also not established as other students interviewed denied this.

According to him, 13 pathologists and consultants from all the parties involved were present during the conduct of the autopsy test in Lagos.

He, however, warned those threatening to go to any length to protest the outcome of the investigations to go the legal way or be ready to face the full wrath of the law.

“For purpose of clarification, it is pertinent to convey to members of the public in simple terms, the commentary/submission of Dr. SS Soyemi, the consultant pathologist who led a team of pathologists to carry out the autopsy.

He declared and I quote: Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a 12-year old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, reportedly died on November 30, 2021 at a private hospital in Warri, Delta State.

It was alleged that the deceased was physically assaulted and poisoned in the school prior to death. The first autopsy was done in Warri on December 2, 2021. Following an order for a second autopsy, the body of the deceased was brought to Lagos for a second autopsy.

Our findings at the second autopsy include marked pallor of organs, pneumonia (infection of the lungs), infections of the liver and kidneys as well as the heart. These infections emanated from the ankle infection described earlier in the report. Microscopic sections also confirmed these findings.

Death was caused by Septicaemia following infections of the lungs and kidneys arising from the ankle wound. No evidence of blunt force trauma in this body. The findings in the oesophagus and stomach are not compatible with chemical intoxication. Death in this case is natural.” He said.



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