The remains of Sylvester Oromoni, a late Dowen College student, has been released to his family following an autopsy, according to the Lagos State Police Authority.
The autopsy results, however, have not been disclosed because the police investigation into the 12-year-old schoolboy’s death is still ongoing, according to spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu.
“Sylvester Oromoni: autopsy done. (The) result is being awaited. Corpse (was) released to (the) family for burial. Investigation ongoing,” Mr Ajisebutu said according to PUNCH.
Femi Falana Chambers, the deceased’s solicitors, had sought that a coroner’s inquest be held to examine the circumstances surrounding the 12-year-old student’s death.
This was contained in a letter addressed to the Chief Coroner of the High Court of Lagos State and titled: “Request for Inquest into the Tragic Death of Sylvester Oromoni killed at Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos.”
This came after the uproar surrounding the death of a Junior Secondary School Two student who was allegedly tortured for refusing to join a secret cult at the school.
The school’s administration reported that Oromoni died as a result of injuries incurred while playing football.
Despite video evidence and young Oromoni’s admission that he was tortured by his classmates who forced him to join a cult at the school, the school maintained its claim. Dowen College claimed he died as a result of a leg injury sustained while playing football.