The late Dowen College student, Sylvester Oromoni Jr., gets laid to rest in his father’s compound in Ogbe Ijoh, Warri, Delta State.
It would be recalled that sometime in 2021, Sylvester Oromoni passed away on his boarding school premises in a circumstance deemed suspicious.
After two years, the parents of the deceased laid him to rest on January 27th in Delta State after an intense back-and-forth legal case.
His burial arrangement attracted dignitaries, including Human Rights activist Femi Falana.
The burial arrangement of the late 12-year-old boy has since generated a wave of reactions from social media users who condemned the elaborate nature of the event.
Reactions trailing the burial of Sylvester Oromoni
Big Confirmer wrote, “Na small pikin like this them throw this kind event for?”
Ajadii wrote, “Igbo people doing burial of small boy. Omo I am learning so much o, I can see why they blame Mohbad’s father. For Yorba culture even 30 years old no reach to celebrate because it’s a sorrowful death.”
Yummy Laura wrote, “Dem dey do this kind burial for small pikin. All the Urhobo tr!be. Pls is it acceptable? Someone lecture me pls, we learn every day.”
Zee Bliss wrote, “Jesus!! Them never bury this boy since that time? Why naa? No this is wrong a small boy for that matter.”
Bispheny Properties wrote, “So sad how everyone moved on from this.”
Splend Star wrote, “Since how many years? Was anyone convicted at the end of it all? This kind country eh. Rest on young champ”.
What Caused Delay in the Burial of Sylvester Oromoni
Recalling the incident, Sylvester passed away in November 2021 after purportedly being bullied by his seniors at the Lagos school. However, the school management refuted these claims, asserting that the boy sustained injuries while playing football with his schoolmates.
Subsequently, a legal battle ensued between the deceased’s parents and the school management, with the parents contending that their son had no health issues before the tragic incident.
In 2021, Sylvester Oromoni Sr., his father, insisted that his son would not be interred until justice was served.
An autopsy conducted in January 2022 revealed that the 12-year-old Dowen student died from ‘acute lung injury from chemical intoxication in a background of blunt force’.
The Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) in Lagos issued a second report, concluding that his death was natural, sparking disagreements with the family.
Watch the video below …
Arrival of the body of 12-year old student of Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni Jr. for burial at his father compound in Ogbe Ijoh, headquarters of Warri South West, Delta State. pic.twitter.com/KGB4hlINM4
— TVC News (@tvcnewsng) January 27, 2024