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Why I Was Absent From Court For My Sons’ Murder Case Trial – Sylvester Oromoni’s Father Discloses

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Mr. Sylvester Oromoni has given reasons for not attending the last sitting of the coroner’s inquest into the controversial death of his 12-year-old son, Sylvester, a student of Dowen College, Lagos. Sylvester Oromoni

The school had claimed that the deceased sustained injuries from playing football. However, the family said before he gave up the ghost, he revealed that he was brutalised by bullies and a substance was forced down his throat.
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In the case which is now before Magistrate Mikhail Kadiri, sitting in Epe, Lagos, Mr. Oromoni was supposed to have appeared before the court as a witness last week but was absent.

The family lawyer, Mr. Olawanle Taiwo of Femi Falana’s Chambers, also requested that the coroner adjourn the hearing indefinitely.

Explaining the circumstances to The PUNCH, Mr. Oromoni said he decided not to appear because the other party had failed to file their witness statements on oath.
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“We filed our witness statements on oath but the other party has failed to file theirs. We don’t want a situation whereby they have access to our own witness statements and we don’t have access to their own. This will not allow us to be prepared,” he said.

The matter is expected to come up on Monday (today) for further hearing.sylvester oromoni junior

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