A coroner inquest into the death of Twelve-year-old Sylvester Oromoni (Junior), a pupil of the Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, who died under controversial circumstances, has demanded by the family.

The family of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni (Junior), a pupil of the Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, who died under controversial circumstances, has demanded a coroner inquest into his death.

After the death of Sylvester, the mishap went viral last Wednesday following a social media post by his cousin, Perry Oromoni, who alleged that some senior pupils of the college beat him up in his hostel because he refused to join a cult.

The claim was later denied by the school as they stated that the boy complained of leg pains following an injury he sustained while playing football.

The development has attracted the attention of Lagos State government, on Friday, which prompted the indefinite closure of the school pending the outcome of an investigation into the matter.

In the early hours of Sunday, officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Education stormed the school, and sealed the premises.

Meanwhile, Legal action has started. The Falana and Falana Chambers, on behalf of the family, petitioned the chief coroner of Lagos State on Monday, demanding an inquest into the death.

The petition SAID THAT THE CHAMBER HAS BEEN BRIEFED by the family of the late Sylvester Oromoni.