Lagos State Clears 5 Dowen College Students Of The Murder Of Sylvester Oromoni

CP Odumosu, Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni JuniorCP Odumosu, Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni Junior
CP Odumosu, Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni Junior

The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution has cleared 5 accused Dowen College students of the murder of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni Junior.

In a letter dated 4th January, 2021 and addressed the to the Lagos State Deputy Commissioner of Police, the Directorate of Public Prosecution noted that the Sylvester Oromoni’s autopsy and toxicology results showed that there was no case of murder, involuntary murder of poisoning of the deceased.

The letter states that the facts available are insufficient to establish that the 5 Dowen Students; Kenneth Inyang, Ansel Oritsebemigho Temile, Edward Begue, Micheal Kashamu and Benjamin Ikechukwu were responsible for the Murder/Involuntary Manslaughter and Malicious Administration of poison with intent to harm Sylvester Oromoni Junior.

5 Dowen Staff Are Cleared Of Negligence

The staff members, including 3 housemasters, who were accused of negligence have also been cleared of all charges and released from police custody.

The Department of Public Prosecution says the available facts provide insufficient evidence to prove that these staff members were negligent in their duty to supervise students.

Available Facts In The Sylvester Oromoni Junior Case

Sylvester Oromoni’s only standing evidence was his dying declaration. On his death bed, Sylvester Oromoni Junior told his family that he had been beat up by at least 5 of his seniors and mentioned 3 names. The Lagos state Department of Public Prosecution has found that his dying declaration is not sufficient to prosecute the accused students and the school.

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