Dowen: Police arrest three students over Sylvester Oromoni Jr’s death


Lagos State Police Command say three students of the Dowen College, Lekki Lagos have been arrested over the death of a student, Sylvester Oromoni.

The state Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, said they are currently assisting the police in their investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni junior, a 12-year-old student of the college.

The Lagos State commissioner of police Hakeem Odumosu told Channels Television on Tuesday.

Odumosi said three of the five students mentioned by Sylvester before he died were “already in custody and cooperating with the police in their findings.”

Although Odumosu did not give the identities of those in custody, he said “they are key suspects.”

The police boss explained that the Command is set to go for the post mortem of the body in Delta State to ascertain the cause of death.

He added that police authorities in both Lagos and Delta States are keenly interested in the outcome of the investigation to unravel the mystery behind Sylvester’s death.

Meanwhile, the Oromoni family has hired the firm of a foremost human rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, to prosecute its case against the institution over the death of their son.

There has been outrage of the death of Sylvester on the social media as politicians, celebrities, activists, parents and other Nigerians have called for investigation into his death.


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