An autopsy indicated that Sylvester Oromoni, a Dowen College student, died of acute lung injury owing to chemical poisoning in the context of blunt force trauma.
On Saturday, our correspondent saw a copy of the autopsy performed by Clement Vhriterhire, a consultant pathologist at the Central Hospital Warri.
According to John Soper, a medical specialist, chemical intoxication or poisoning refers to a variety of disorders produced by the ingestion of harmful chemical compounds.
Poisonings can be acute, subacute, or chronic, and they can be accidental or purposeful. Toxic compounds can be absorbed through eating, injection, inhalation, or direct skin contact, according to the expert in a study titled, Principles of Medical Therapy in Pregnancy.
According to sources, Oromoni died as a result of injuries sustained in an attack on him by five senior pupils at the school for reportedly refusing to join their cult.
The 12-year-old youngster died on November 30, 2020, after all attempts to save his life were futile.
Dowen College disregarded his father’s assertion that his child was abused and fed a liquid chemical.
According to the school, the youngster was injured while playing football with his classmates.
Meanwhile, the men of Lagos State Police Command had released the housemaster and other Dowen College staff members who were earlier arrested in connection with Oromoni’s death.