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Police arrests 3 Dowen School students over Sylvester Oromoni’s death

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Three students out of the five who allegedly assaulted late Dowen College Student, Sylvester Oromoni have been arrested.

Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos state commissioner of police confirmed the arrest on Tuesday.

Recall that late Sylvester Oromoni had before his death named five students who beat him up in school.

The incident led to the death of the student on November 30, 2021.

Odomosu said the students in custody are assisting the police in their investigation.

Background

Sylvester Oromoni Jr. is said to have been bullied by four of his colleagues at Dowen College. They beat him up. They gave him a substance to drink. Every effort by his family to rescue him failed. He died in the hospital. Before he gave up the ghost, he reportedly mentioned the names of his assailants. The school had tried to cover up the incident by insisting that he was only injured during a football session and that he was not bullied by anyone. His father, who celebrated his 12th birthday post-humously on December 4th insists that he wants the truth.

The Lagos State Government has shut down and sealed off Dowen College indefinitely. The Government and the Nigeria Police have also commenced investigations into the incident.  The school authorities finally managed to issue a statement on December 2. The school denied flatly that Sylvester Oromoni was ever beaten, bullied or assaulted, by any student and that any other story is at best “wild social media tales.”

Credit: dailypost.ng

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