Family of Sylvester Oromoni reportedly hires human rights lawyer, Femi Falani over son’s death
The family of Sylvester Oromoni, a late 12-year-old Dowen College student, has hired Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer and activist.
According to reports, the family has decided to pursue the case against the school for their son’s untimely death and to ensure that justice is given.
The lawyer has written to the office of Lagos State’s chief coroner, demanding an investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of his client’s kid, in a letter dated December 6, 2021, and signed by Taiwo Olawale.
Read the letter below:
“Given the needless death of Sylvester Oromoni, we are compelled to request you to use your good offices to cause a coroner’s inquest to be conducted into the cause of death of this young and promising boy and make appropriate recommendations pursuant to Section 15 of the Lagos State Coroner’s Law 2007 that states that an inquest shall hold whenever a coroner is informed that the death of a deceased person within his coroner district is as a result of a death in a violent, unnatural or suspicious situation.
We hereby request your lordship to conduct an inquest into the circumstance surrounding this tragic death and we are confident that your lordship will accede to our request with utmost urgency.”