Family Doctor Reveals Cause of Oromoni’s Death

A medical doctor, Aghogho Henry Owhojede, has narrated to the Lagos Coroner Court how he treated the late Sylvester Oromoni Junior in Warri, Delta State, when he was brought from Lagos.

At the resumed hearing, lead counsel to the Oromoni family, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, tendered the doctor’s statement on oath at the court.

He told the court that he had been the family doctor for 15 years, but he had been in general practice for 24 years.

In his seven-hour testimony before Coroner Magistrate Mikhail Kadri, the family doctor said that the father of late Oromoni Junior called him that his son was brought from Lagos and needed serious medical attention.

He said he conducted a test on him and discovered that the boy had hepatomegaly, a medical term for an enlarged liver.

He said there was no evidence of assault on his body, but trauma or beating could cause the liver to swell.

The medical practitioner added that bleeding to the liver could cause its enlargement.

Subsequent proceedings have been adjourned till Monday next week.

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