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BREAKING: Police arrest three Dowen College students *Falana begins moves in

By Editor on 7th Dec 2021

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A new chapter has opened in the case of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. the Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos secondary school student, who died as a result of alleged torture by fellow students, believed to be cult members.

Reports indicate that the Lagos police command on Tuesday arrested three of the students involved in the incident, where the deceased sustained injuries that led to his death after being brutally battered by five of his seniors.

Outrage had followed the development, in which the school authorities had earlier dismissed as a case of accident, explaining that Oromoni, sustained the injuries, while playing football, an account which is now heavily contradicted.   

Amid reports that some of the culprits had left the country, Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has confirmed that three out of the five students are already in custody, though it is not yet ascertained what happened to the other two.

It comes as human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, hired by the family of the deceased to seek justice in the case, has already fired a letter to the office of Lagos State’s Chief Coroner, requesting an inquest into the circumstances leading to the death of his client’s child.

The letter was dated December 6, 2021, signed by Taiwo Olawale, and addressed to the chief coroner, High Court of Lagos State, was entitled: Request for Inquest into the Tragic Death of Sylvester Oromoni killed at Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, said that based on the briefings by the family, the late student died as a result of injuries allegedly inflicted on him by his seniors at the school.”

It read: “Given the needless death of Sylvester Oromoni, we are compelled to request you to use your good offices to cause a coroner’s inquest to be conducted into the cause of death of this young and promising boy and make appropriate recommendations pursuant to Section 15 of the Lagos State Coroner’s Law 2007 that states that an inquest shall hold whenever a coroner is informed that the death of a deceased person within his coroner district is as a result of a death in a violent, unnatural or suspicious situation,” the letter read in part.

“We hereby request your lordship to conduct an inquest into the circumstance surrounding this tragic death and we are confident that your lordship will accede to our request with utmost urgency.”





Posted on December, 7 2021

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