Dowen College: Sylvester had enlarged liver, not taken to hospital – Witness
A second prosecution witness, Peter Odewo-Oritse, an operations manager at KenBen Nig. Ltd., Warri, Delta State owned by the father of late Sylvester Oromoni, has testified at the coroner’s inquest investigating the controversial death of the Dowen College student.
According to Channels Television, the witness testified that the deceased had an enlarged liver but was not immediately taken to a hospital when he got back home from school.
Odewo-Oritse stated this while answering questions from the lawyer to the Lagos State Government, Seun Akande.
Magistrate Mikail Kadiri sitting at the Epe Magistrate Court, Lagos, also heard that upon arrival in Warri, Delta State, the Oromoni family doctor, Aghoho Owhojede, attended to the boy who was treated for malaria. Based on the doctor’s instructions, a scan and an x-ray were later conducted on the boy, which results revealed among other things that the boy had a liver enlargement.
Odewo-Oritse explained that Sylvester parents initially arranged with Dr Owhojede to take their son to the Delta State Teaching Hospital, Oghara for treatment but added that he was eventually taken to one Vicar Hospital on Nov. 30th where he was said to have later died.
The witness also testified that the boy and his mother had first gone to church for prayers before the medical tests were carried out.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the first witness, Clifford Tejire, had told the coroner that when he went to pick late Sylvester from school, the boy was in great pains.
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