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Police Arrests 3 Students Of Dowen College Over Death Of Sylvester

Three students of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State, where a 12-year old student, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, who died from injuries he allegedly sustained after he was beaten by his colleagues that wanted him to join their secret cult group, have been interrogated by the Police in Lagos State.

This comes barely 48 hours after the Oromoni family hired foremost human rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, to prosecute its case against the school over the death of their son.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, confirmed the development on Tuesday, describing those in police custody as ‘prime suspects’.

He said that the suspects were cooperating with the police in their investigations, adding that the command is working with its counterpart in Delta to conduct a post mortem examination on the remains of the deceased student.

Last week the Lagos State Government commenced an investigation into the death of Oromoni Jnr, with the school operations suspended till further notice.

The death of the late Sylvester Oromoni has sparked reactions on social media after it was said that some fellow students beat him up following his refusal to join a secret cult.

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