Sylvester Oromoni Inquest Resumes with Fresh Testimony from Minors
In a pivotal turn of events, the coroner inquest investigating the tragic passing of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni, a student of Dowen College in Lekki, has reconvened after a substantial hiatus. The proceedings, conducted by Magistrate Mikail Kadiri at the Magistrates’ Court in Ogba, Lagos, have unveiled crucial developments in the quest to uncover the truth behind the young boy’s untimely demise.
Mrs. Oromoni, Sylvester’s grieving mother, has been summoned to provide her testimony on Monday, September 11. Her testimony is anticipated to illuminate the circumstances surrounding her son’s death, as well as the statement she conveyed to the police. Subsequent to this, the involved parties will submit their written arguments, paving the way for the coroner to present his findings and conclusions.
During the recent hearings, two students from Dowen College were called upon to offer their testimony once more. This measure was necessitated by the previous testimonies’ audibility and clarity issues, which left vital details inadequately captured by the court.
To safeguard the identities of these minors, their testimonies were conducted discreetly behind closed doors. Subsequently, legal representatives representing all parties engaged in thorough cross-examination.
As the inquest into Sylvester Oromoni’s tragic passing forges ahead, these latest developments underscore the unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth and ensuring justice is served in this heart-wrenching case. The resumption of proceedings signifies a renewed determination to conduct a comprehensive and thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding this deeply saddening incident.