The police boss this afternoon held a press conference where he stated that two autopsies carried out in Warri and Lagos state indicated that Dowen college student, Sylvester Oromoni, died a natural death.
He said a post mortem examination was initially carried out on 2nd December, 2021 by a Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Clement Vhriterhire of the Central Hospital, Warri, Delta State and that the result of the first autopsy dated 10th December, 2021 attributed the cause of death to ‘acute lung injury due to chemical intoxication in a background of blunt force trauma’.
However, toxicology screening was recommended and also carried out.
He said the 2nd autopsy carried out in Lagos was done in the presence of the medical doctor from the family of the deceased as well as doctors brought in by parents of the five accused students as well as that of Dowen college.
According to him, the pathologist who carried out the autopsy in Lagos said
“Our findings at the second autopsy include marked pallor of organs, pneumonia (infection of the lungs), infections of the liver and kidneys as well as the heart. These infections emanated from the ankle infection described earlier in the report. Microscopic sections also confirmed these findings.
Death was caused by Septicaemia following infections of the lungs and kidneys arising from the ankle wound.
No evidence of blunt force trauma in this body.
The findings in the oesophagus and stomach are not compatible with chemical intoxication. Death in this case is natural.”
He added that there was no evidence to establish the allegations of bullying and also claims that he was fed with a substance by his seniors as claimed by his family members.