Family Doctor testifies, says Sylvester Oromoni did not die of Blunt Force Trauma.

Written by on February 2, 2022

A third prosecution witness and the Oromoni’s family doctor, Doctor Aghogho Owhojedo, has testified at the coroner’s inquest investigating the controversial death of the Dowen College Student.

While answering questions from counsel to one of the accused Dowen College Students, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Omoaka, the family doctor also told the coroner, Magistrate Mikhail Kadiri that Sylvester Oromoni Jnr did not die of blunt force trauma.

When asked if he took any sample from the boy’s body to determine if he ingested anything, Doctor Owhojedo said, he got the information on the 29th that the deceased was given harmful substance to ingest and he told the parents that the initial information given to him was wrong.

Counsel to the Lagos State Government, Mr Akin George also cross-examined the family doctor who admitted that the late Sylvester Oromoni, was not taken to a hospital for treatment but was taken to church by his family for prayers.

The Coroner, Magistrate Mikhail Kadiri, adjourned proceedings till February 7th when the father, Sylvester Oromoni senior and his daughter, are expected to testify.

Seun Fakorede


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