- A recent report indicates that over 160,000 people have signed petitions seeking the investigation and prosecution of those involved in the torture of Sylvester Oromoni
- Following this development, the Police have commenced investigations to unravel the circumstances leading to the death of the boy
- Meanwhile, three suspected students of Dowen College were invited by the Divisional Police Officer of Maroko Police Station and later taken to the SCID for questioning
Lagos state- There is a new development regarding the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni, a student of Dowen College, Lekki in Lagos state.
Vanguard reports that three students, suspected to have been involved in the alleged torture and beating of the boy for refusing to join a cult group, on Monday, December 5, visited the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba in Lagos for questioning.
Emotional photos as Dowen College's parents forum holds candlelight procession for Sylvester Oromoni
Legit.ng gathered that yesterday, the students were invited by the Divisional Police Officer of Maroko Police Station and later taken to the SCID for questioning over Sylvester’s death.
The students, who were interrogated at the SCID, it was gathered, were accompanied to the police station by their parents and lawyers.
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Lagos state commissioner of Police confirmed the development
The police command in Lagos has interrogated three Dowen College students over the torture and eventual death of Sylvester Oromoni.
Channels TV reports that on Tuesday, December 7, Police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu said three of the five students mentioned by Sylvester before he died are already in custody and cooperating with the police in their findings.
But the CP did not reveal the identities of the three students.
School should tell the truth, Father
The father of late Sylvester Oromoni jnr, Mr Sylvester Oromoni, who spoke with the newspaper, yesterday in Warri, Delta state, said the closure of the school by the Lagos state government was the first step, adding that the death of their son should bring an end to ugly situations in schools that could cause more lives of innocent children.
“I heard the school has been shut down. It is a good one and welcome development. Justice for my son is what we want. Let the school tell Nigerians the truth."
Let’s rise up against cultism, the younger ones are watching: Seun Kuti reacts to Sylvester Oromoni’s killing
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that son of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Seun Kuti has wadded into the trending report of Dowen College pupil, Sylvester Oromoni's killing by his senior colleagues.
Sylvester was reportedly a victim of bullying at the hands of seniors at his school and he died just a few days to his birthday as a result of the torture meted out on him.
Seun blasted Nigerians attitude of always acting like a gangster with a criminal mindset forgetting that the younger generation might be watching willing to emulate them.