Sylvester Oromoni: Doctor makes fresh revelation on late Dowen College’s student

A medical doctor at Dowen College, Dr. Mojisola Bisiriyu, on Tuesday, told an Ikeja Corona’s Court that no medical test was conducted on the late student of the school, Sylvester Oromoni prior to he was taken home on health grounds.

Bisiriyu, the resident doctor at Dowen College, qualified as a medical physician in 2007.

She informed the court that he had been working with the school for five years.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bisiriyu made the disclosure while being cross-examined by counsel to Oromoni Family, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN).

“No test was conducted on him because, from my evaluation, the deceased’s case required not taking him to the health center.

“The school policy states that moms and dads should be notified whenever their kids are ill due to the fact that some parents have particular health centers they wish to take their children to.

“We only refer severe cases to the school healthcare facility, which is Lifeline Children Hospital in Lekki, Lagos, and it is a three-minute drive from the school.

“I did not refer the deceased to the school hospital due to the fact that his case was not an emergency situation one,” she said.

Bisiriyu, who stated her job was to attend to the medical requirements of the students and alert parents if requirement be, testified that the deceased had discomforts on his best thigh.

“The deceased pertained to the sickbay with leg pain. I have my workplace at the sickbay and I saw the deceased on Nov. 22, 2021, after I had actually opted for a COVID-19 routine examination.

“His leg was rubbed on my instruction by a nurse. On Nov. 23, 2021, he told me he still had discomfort on his right thigh.”

She, however, stated that when she saw the trainee being assisted by his guardian into a vehicle to go home, she advised that he should be taken to a healthcare facility.

“However, I did not provide a referral note to another healthcare facility,” she stated.

Questioning Bisiriyu further, Falana said, “Dr. Soyemi, a pathologist, said that all the departed needed was a dose of prescription antibiotics and he would be fine.

“Why didn’t you apply prescription antibiotics on the deceased?”

Responding, Bisiriyu said: “As a medical doctor, you do not go ahead administering antibiotics without an appropriate examination.

“In this instance, there was no temperature, no fever. We are not a healthcare facility and we are not permitted to run tests,” she said.

The doctor said that she was uninformed of the claims that the deceased had a twisted tongue in April 2021 and had to be taken house from the school.

The witness also stated that she did not notice any scalding of the student’s lips on Nov. 23, 2021.

The Coroner, Mr. Mikhail Kadiri, adjourned procedures until Feb. 28 for an extension of the hearing.

Recall that it was alleged by the Oromoni family that the 12-year-old trainee died on Nov. 30, 2021, from injuries sustained in an attack by five senior trainees of Dowen College for declining to join a cult.

It was also alleged that he was required to drink a substance by his assaulters.