Sylvester Oromoni (Senior), the father of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni (Junior), a pupil of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, who died in controversial circumstances has revealed why they made videos of the deceased before he died.
Oromoni Snr noted that the videos being made were to give testimony in church if the deceased survived the sickness.
“Those videos were recorded to give testimony in church. Nobody knew he was going to die. The videos were made that if God saved him, we would give thanksgiving and testimony of what the boy went through,” he added.
He stated this on Tuesday while he was being cross-examined by counsel for one of the accused students, Godwin Omoaka (SAN).
Oromoni Snr alleged “massive conspiracy” in the investigation of his son’s death because the police released the suspects when they should be in remand.
During cross-examination by the state counsel, Akin George, at the resumed proceedings on Tuesday, he told the coroner inquest that the police released the accused students before the expiration of the 21 days remand order granted by a magistrate’s court.
He said, “I said there was a massive conspiracy and it was clearly stated in the police report. A Magistrates’ Court in Yaba requested for 21 days and after 14 days, the boys were granted bail when the police were not done with their investigations.
“I called the Deputy Commissioner of Police at Panti and he told me to give him some time.
“After about two to four minutes he called me back and confirmed it that they were given 21 days for their investigations and that the boys had just spent 14 days in detention. They (police) said they were going to write a protest letter. They were already interrogating two of the students, so they were taken by surprise.”
The Coroner, Magistrate Mikhail Kadiri, adjourned proceedings till February 21, 2022, for continuation of cross-examination.
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