Death Of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr Natural —CP Odumosu Gives Full Details Of Investigation

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has said that there is no evidence to establish that 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni Jnr was tortured, bullied or forcefully poisoned. 

Odumosu stated this at a press conference on Friday while giving update on the investigation into the cause of the death of the late student of the Dowen College.

While speaking to pressmen at the state command, which National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE was represented, Odumosu denied any form of cover-up alleged by Sylvester’s parents and members of the public.

According to the CP, eight suspects were arrested which included three House Masters of the College and five students who were said to be mentioned by Sylvester before his death.

 The suspects were;

1. Valentine Igbokwe ‘m’ aged 45 

2. Ahmed Bariyu ‘m’ aged 52

3. Adesanya Olusegun ‘m’ aged 42

4. Ansel Temile ‘m’ aged 14

5. Michael Kashamu ‘m’ aged 15

6. Kenneth Inyang ‘m’ aged 15

7. Favour Benjamin ‘m’ aged 16

8. Edward Begue ‘m’ aged 16

The commissioner confirmed that the Police Force obtained a remand warrant at the Yaba Magistrate Court to enable the Police detain the suspects for 21 days and all parties were interviewed by him. 

Meanwhile, it was confirmed that the student suspects were granted bail before the expiration of the 21 days and house masters after the expiration of 21 days.

Further, the CP said it was agreed unanimously that another autopsy should be carried out after a post mortem examination was carried out earlier by a Consultant Pathologist, Dr Clement Vhriterhire which attributed the cause of the death to ‘acute bacteria pneumonia due to severe sepsis’. 

The second autopsy carried out in the presence of all party representatives attributed the cause of death to ‘septicaemia, lobar pneumonia with acute pyelonephritis and pyomyositis of the right ankle’. 

Conclusively, Odumosu reaffirms that the final results of the post mortem and toxicology examination conducted both at Warri and Lagos agreed that the deceased died a natural death.

In the same vein, the Lagos State Police Command frowns at the protest conducted by a group called Ijaw Youth Council led by Comrade Henry Oyobola.

The protest which was said to have happened in front of Bowen College for hours witnessed masquerades with placards. 

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.

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