Police arrest 3 Dowen College students


Sylvester Oromoni death: Three students of Dowen College are currently in police detention in relation to the death of one of the students of the institution.

Oromoni was reported dead on Wednesday, Dec. 1 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.

Dowen College also directed students to take Friday, Dec. 3 off, and resume on Monday, Dec. 6 following the incident and to also enable the students to study for exams.

@perrisonoromoni subsequently put out photos and video evidence, which showed the bruises on the deceased’s body.

The Lagos State Ministry of Education, however, on Friday, Dec. 3, announced the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, pending the outcome of an investigation into the boy’s death

A letter of invitation would be officially sent to the school management yesterday, December 6.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Hakeem Odumosu, has now given an update on the case stating that three students of Dowen College, Lekki Lagos are currently assisting the police in their investigation into the death of 11-year-old Sylvester Oromoni junior.

While speaking on Channels TV, the police boss said three of the five students mentioned by Sylvester before he died are already in custody and cooperating with the police in their findings. Although Odumosu did not give the identities of those in custody, he insisted that 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 assured that police authorities in both Lagos and Delta State are keenly interested in the outcome of the investigation to unravel the mystery behind Sylvester’s death.


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