The family of the late Sylvester Oromoni has filed a petition against a self-acclaimed investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, who made controversial remarks following the death of their son.
Recall that Kemi Olunloyo in a chat last week had claimed she had information on the deceased minor’s death; alleging that Sylvester Oromoni died during a cult initiation process he willingly gave consent to.
Kemi’s claims had contradicted initial reports on how the 12-year-old student of Dowen College died.
In a petition filed on behalf of the family by human Rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, the family called for an investigation on Kemi’s claims; with further reports saying the family was angry over the allegation against their late son by the journalist.
Only last week, contrary to the claim of the slain student being beaten to death over refusal to join a cult group; Kemi Olunloyo stated the late aspiring pilot joined willingly; and was ready to do anything to pull through.
The journalist made the claim known in an audio interaction via Twitter Space; where she revealed that Sylvester drank engine oil as part of the initiation process to join the cult; including describing his sister’s body.
Kemi concluded that the victim acted based on peer pressure; and was ready to do anything to join the clique.