The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has confirmed that three suspected Dowen College students are in their custody assisting the police in their investigation to uncover the culprits behind the death of the 12-year-old student, Sylvester Oromini who was allegedly beaten to death for his refusal to join a cult.
The commissioner on Tuesday told Channels that three out of five students mentioned by the deceased have been in their custody before his death, but didn’t disclose their identity.
He explained that the Command is set to go for the post mortem of the body in Delta state to ascertain the cause of death.
Meanwhile, the family of the deceased, Oromoni , has hired popular Human Rights Lawyer and Activist, Femi Falana (SAN), to prosecute the case against the college over the death of their son.
According to a letter dated December 6, 2021, signed by Taiwo Olawale and written by Falana to the office of Lagos State Chief Coroner, requesting for an inquest into the tragic death of Oromoni.
The letter, titled ‘Request for Inquest into the Tragic Death of Sylvester Oromoni killed at Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos,’ partly reads: “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.
“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.”