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How chemical intoxication killed Sylvester Oromoni – Autopsy reveals



Sylvester Oromoni

An autopsy on Sylvester Oromoni, a student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, who died on November 30 last year, has said the 13-year old died of “acute lung injury due to chemical intoxication in a background of blunt force trauma.”

The schoolboy died in November 2021 after he was allegedly bullied by five schoolmates who tried to lure him into cultism.

The incident had generated reactions from concerned Nigerians who demanded justice for the 12-year-old boy.

However, an autopsy released to the public on Saturday by Clement Vhriterhire, a Consultant Pathologist at the Central Hospital in Warri, Delta State said the child had acute lung injury, cerebral edema and sustained “bruised flanks/back.

It also revealed that the boy had scalded upper lip and gastric erosion.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command had granted bail to the minors and housemasters indicted in the case.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Friday said that the housemasters had been released since the court order to remand them had expired.


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