According to findings from the Coroner Inquest at the Ogba Magistrate Court investigating the death of 12-year-old Dowen College student Sylvester Junior Oromoni, his passing has been attributed to negligence on the part of his parents and doctor.

All Nigeria Latest News reports that Magistrate Mikhail Kadiri concluded that Oromoni’s death was due to inadequate treatment for his enlarged liver.

He died on November 30, 2021.

The cause of Sylvester Junior Oromoni’s death has been linked to bullying and an alleged incident where he was compelled to consume a poisonous substance while at school.

Oromoni reportedly stated that he was assaulted by five senior students of Dowen College, identified as Favour Benjamin (16), Edward Begue (16), Ansel Temile (14), Kenneth Inyang, and Micheal Kashamu (16), son of the late Senator Buruji Kashamu, prior to his passing.

Following the incident, the school was indefinitely closed despite its denial of the allegations.

The school maintained that Oromoni had complained of leg pain due to an injury sustained while playing football.

Two years later, Oromoni was laid to rest at the family’s compound at Ogbe-Ijoh, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta.

Kadiri said, “Based on the foregoing it is clear that the deceased health deteriorated in (doctor) PW 3’s care.

“PW 3, did not take proper care of the deceased, PW 3, completely abandoned the deceased for a period of more than 32 hours.

“The deceased’s death was an avoidable one but for the negligence of the parents and PW 3, they didn’t take him to the hospital until the day he died on November 30, 2021.

“The deceased went through an avoidable and excruciating pain and made to suffer needlessly,” Kadiri said.

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