Police Affirms Sylvester Oromoni’s Death is Natural – Trend


The Lagos State police command mentioned on Friday acknowledged that late Sylvester Oromoni of Dowen College, died a pure loss of life.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, disclosed this at a press briefing on the Command Headquarters in Ikeja, acknowledged that the ultimate outcomes of the autopsy and toxicology examination performed on the deceased in Lagos and Delta confirmed that the reason for the loss of life was pure.

The state authorities had on Wednesday cleared the scholars and employees of the varsity arrested by the police in reference to the boy’s loss of life.

He mentioned: “ I’m compelled by necessity of responsibility and within the curiosity of justice, transparency and openness, to ask the press right here this afternoon to provide an replace on investigation carried out into the circumstances surrounding the loss of life of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, the 12- year-old scholar of Dowen College, Lekki.

“The case has attracted feedback and reactions from completely different quarters, people and oldsters insinuating a cover-up. The feedback, reactions and insinuations have necessitated the necessity to do that press convention.

“Following a proper grievance obtained on 2nd December 2021 by way of a petition dated 1/12/2021 written by V.O. Grant & Co, and signed by A.E. Efole et al, the DPO Maroko was instantly directed to hold out preliminary investigation into the incident however that the incident was not reported at any police station.

“Same day the petition was obtained, the DPO Maroko commenced preliminary investigation by visiting the Dowen College, Maroko on a fact-finding mission. However, as a result of seriousness of the incident and the dare want to hold out a diligent investigation, the State CID was directed by me to take over the investigation of the case with rapid impact.

“In compliance with this directive, the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, took over the case on third December 2021 and continued investigation in earnest. In the course of investigation, eight suspects had been arrested. The suspects included three House Masters of the College and 5 college students who had been mentioned to have been talked about by the deceased earlier than his loss of life.

“The suspects had been; Students i. Ansel Temile ‘m’ aged 14 ii. Michael Kashamu ‘m’ aged 15 iii. Kenneth Inyang ‘m’ aged 15 iv. Favour Benjamin ‘m’ aged 16 v. Edward Begue ‘m’ aged 16 House masters vi. Valentine Igbokwe ‘m aged 45 vii. Ahmed Bariyu ‘m’ aged 52 viii. Adesanya Olusegun ‘m aged 42,

A remand warrant dated seventh December 2021 was obtained on the Yaba Magistrate Court to allow the police detain the suspects for 21 days within the first occasion whereas investigation continued. On ninth December 2021, all of the events together with the deceased’s household, the varsity administration, and witnesses had been interviewed by me on the Command Headquarters, Ikeja.

“During the open interview, it was unanimously agreed that one other post-mortem needs to be carried out the place pathologists from all events can be current. The investigation was prolonged to Delta State and Abuja.

“ I’ll wish to state right here that investigation revealed that very same case was reported on the Area Command, Warri, Delta State on 1st December 2021. It has additionally been established {that a} autopsy examination was initially carried out on 2nd December 2021 by a Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Clement Vhriterhire of the Central Hospital, Warri, Delta State.

“The result of the first autopsy dated 10th December 2021 attributed cause of death to ‘acute lung injury due to chemical intoxication in a background of blunt force trauma’. However, toxicology screening was recommended and carried out. While waiting for the result of the toxicology, another autopsy was ordered by the Coroner Magistrate in Lagos because of the status of jurisdiction.”

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