Sylvester Oromoni: Court fixes 15 January to commence inquest into cause of death

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Sylvester Oromoni: Court fixes 15 January to commence inquest into cause of death

Barely 24 hours after the Lagos State Government cleared all five students and staff who were alleged to have been involved in the death of Sylvester Oromoni, the Coroner of the Epe District in the state has fixed Saturday, 15 January 2022 for the commencement of inquest into the death of the 12-year-old student.

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In a letter dated, 4 January 2022 and addressed to the law firm of Falana and Falana, the legal practitioners to the Oromoni family, the coroner said that the inquest will be conducted by 9:00 am prompt and the hearing shall be made public in the court.

Magistrate Mikail Olukayode Kadiri of the Epe District reminded the lawyers to file and serve depositions of all witnesses they intend to call at the inquest.

Also, lawyers from the affected parties are to forward to the coroner a list of persons whom in their opinion, need to be summoned by the court.

The depositions may be filed at any of the magisterial districts in Lagos and served electronically on all parties concerned.

Recall that on 6 December 2021, the law firm of Falana and Falana had written to the Chief coroner of Lagos, Justice Mojisola Dada to demand the inquest.

In response to the demand, Justice Dada had assigned the inquest to Magistrate Kadiri who had written to the law firm on 7 December 2021 and also gone ahead to fix a preliminary meeting for 15 December 2021.

Magistrate Kadiri will sit at the Magistrate Court No. 4, Chambers of the Coroner, Epe District, Combined High Court, and Magistrate Court of Lagos State, Epe.

Below is a copy of the letter signed, received on Thursday, 6 January 2022.

Sylvester Oromoni: Court fixes 15 January to commence inquest into cause of death

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