Sylvester Oromonin death: No arrest has been made yet

The police is yet to make an arrest concerning the death of Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos.

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 today, December 6.

The spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, told Daily Sun that no arrest had been made

“For now, and to the best of my knowledge, no arrest has been made, but investigation is ongoing.”Ajisebutu said

In a statement issued on Saturday,  Ajisebutu said the command has launched an investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni. He said though the case was not officially reported to the Force, they have launched an investigation into the matter.


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