The father of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, the late 12-year-old pupil of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, has vowed not to bury his son even if it takes 30 years to get justice.
His stance comes after a report of his late son’s autopsy results carried out at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, exonerated the five students and staff of the college accused of complicity in his son’s death.
Speaking to the PUNCH on Friday, Sylvester Oromoni Snr said, “The family does not have power. We only rely on God.
“If they insist that the school will reopen, there is no problem. If God keeps me for 20 or 30 years, I will follow up this case. Government will come, the government will go. I am not bothered. The soul of that boy is crying round. God is alive; He cannot be bribed.
“My son will never be buried. If it takes me 30 years to get justice, he would remain there (in the mortuary). He is my son; I won’t bury him. Nigerians should look beyond what they are saying.”
The commissioner, after conducting autopsy testing to determine the reason for Sylvester’s death, revealed that he died as a consequence of health difficulties, not bullying, as initially claimed.
“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.” Odumosu said