Sylvester Oromoni was not bullied to death, Odumosu states.
Glamtush reports that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has said there is no evidence to establish that 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni (Junior), a pupil of the Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, was forced to join cult or bullied to death.
Odumosu, however stated that a Coroner Inquest would still be carried out on the cause of the death of the student.
While speaking on Friday, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said there was no evidence to establish that Oromoni was forced to join a cult or bullied to death, hence the release of the suspects (students and house matters) earlier arrested by the police.
The CP stated this at a press conference on Friday while giving an update on the investigation into the cause of the death of the late student.
Odumosu said, “At the end of diligent investigation c arried out so far, there is no evidence to establish a case of torture, bullying and forceful application of poisonous substance against the suspects. All the suspects denied the allegations of torture, bullying and administering of poisonous substance to the deceased. Allegation that the deceased was being forced to join a cult group was also not established as other students interviewed denied this.”
Continuing, the Lagos CP said, “In spite of the transparent investigation carried out by the police and the non-establishment of prima facie case against the suspects, some members of the Ijaw Youths Council, Lagos led by one Comrade Henry Oyobolo protested in front of Dowen College for over two hours yesterday 6th January, 2022. The protesters including masquerades carried placards and were drumming, thereby causing panic and apprehension.”
He warned those threatening to go to any length to protest the outcome of the investigations to go the legal way or be ready to face the full wrath of the law.