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Sylvester Oromoni Jr: Family Calls For Prayers, Solidarity As Coroner Inquest Report To Be Unveil April 15



Sylvester Oromoni Jr.

The family of late Sylvester Oromoni Jr., has called on Nigerians to unite in prayer with them as the long-awaited findings of the investigation into the untimely death of the Dowen College Student, is expected to be made public on Monday, April 15, 2024.

In a terse message, on Thursday, the family says they are anxious to know the outcome of the inquest after over two years of public outcry and demands for transparency on the circumstances surrounding the teenage boy’s death.

The 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni Jr, a student at Dowen College in Lagos, tragically died on November 30, 2021, due to injuries sustained in an alleged attack by senior students.

His death had sparked widespread outrage, thus increasing calls for accountability within Nigeria’s educational institutions.


In response, the Lagos State government promptly closed the school and initiated a coroner inquest to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

The deceased family, supported by Lagos based Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has remained dedicated to seeking justice and truth throughout the inquiry.

According to the statement, “their unwavering resolve was reechoed during Oromoni Jr.’s burial on Saturday January 27, 2024, where his father, Sylvester Oromoni Sr., reiterated the family’s commitment to seeking justice at all costs, not only for their son but also for all victims of negligence within the nation’s educational institutions”.


The family, on Thursday, call for national solidarity, urging Nigerians to unite in prayer for them as the nation awaits in anticipation of the inquiry’s findings.

“They hope that the revelations stemming from the inquiry will reveal the true circumstances surrounding Sylvester Jr’s death and will further institute accountability and reforms within Nigeria’s educational system”, a terse statement made available to newsmen in Warri reads.

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