Ijaw youths protest in front of Dowen College

A group of Ijaw youths staged a protest in front of Dowen college to express their grievance after the Lagos state government cleared five students and five staff of any complicity in the death of Sylvester.

It can be recalled that the young lad was reported dead on Wednesday, Dec. 1 2021, by a Twitter user, @perrisonoromoni who claimed to be the deceased’s cousin.

According to @perrisonoromoni, the deceased was bullied and beaten by fellow students which led to his death.

However, Dowen College, in a statement, denied all allegations, stating that Oromoni only complained of body pains from playing football.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, would go on to give an update on the case revealing that two autopsies were carried out on Oromoni’s body and both dismissed any allegation of murder.

The school is however still closed but the state has cleared the students, teachers, as well as the school of murder following the Legal Advice of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, Ms. Adetutu Oshinusi.

According to the legal advice addressed to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID and the trial magistrate, Magistrate Olatunbosun Adeola, the interim and final autopsy reports issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and toxicology report of post mortem samples and that of the Central Hospital, Warri were in agreement as to the cause of death namely: Septicaemia, Lobar Pneumonia with Acute Pyelonephritis, Pyomyositis of the right ankle and Acute Bacteria Pneumonia due to severe Sepsis.

The legal advice added that the result of the toxicology is also not indicative of any toxic or poisonous substance in the body of the deceased as claimed by the family.

The DPP’s legal advice, therefore, concluded that based on these findings, there is no prima facie case of murder, involuntary manslaughter and or malicious administering of poison with intent to harm against the five students, Favour Benjamin aged 16, Micheal Kashamu (15), Edward Begue (16), Ansel Temile (14) and Kenneth Inyang (15).

Protesting members of the Ijaw Youth Council, Lagos state chapter, have now vowed to occupy Dowen college if the Lagos state government opens Dowen college stating that ”justice has not been delivered” for the death of their son, Sylvester Oromoni.

A leader of the protesting youths who spoke to newsmen as they staged a protest in front of the school this afternoon, said

”We are here today to express our anger and grieviances with the fake and corrupt report released by the Lagos state Director of the Department of Public Prosecution that this school where cultists are being trained and recruited, that the five people that killed our son without trial, without concluded investigation, they said they cleared this school to open.

If they open this school, the whole Ijaw nation will come to this school. Let them try us and see”

The protesting youths also called on Sylvester’s spirit to arise and ensure he gets justice.


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