Posted by News Express | 9 December 2021 | 4,530 times
Five students of Dowen College in Lekki, Lagos, who were arrested by the Police in connection to the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni, have been remanded in a juvenile home.
Oromoni Jnr. died of complications, last week, as a result of injuries sustained from an attack by a group of five senior colleagues for allegedly refusing to join a cult group in the school.
A Vanguard report said that the students were remanded, following an order obtained from the Yaba Magistrates court by the police.
It quoted the spokesperson of Lagos State Police Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, as confirming the development but stating that investigation into the matter is still ongoing.
“They have not been arraigned yet. They were only remanded in a juvenile home pending the conclusion of investigation into the matter,” Ajisebutu was quoted as saying.
News Express reports that young Oromoni’s death has sparked outrage, with bresident Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday warning that those involved in the condemnable act would not go unpunished.
He said in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu: “For several days now, the nation has been gripped by the news of the tragic incident at Dowen College, in Lagos with morbid details constantly emerging of how our young son, Sylvester Oromoni (Junior) met his death.
“President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of Sylvester, one of our bright youngsters doing excellently in school, bringing joy to the family and if this incident is truly arising from bullying or cultism, the President assures that it must act as a trigger leading to a permanent solution to this recurring problem.
“I share the anger and grief up and down the country following this incident. On behalf of my family and I, and the government of the federation, I convey our heartfelt condolences to the Oromoni family, the government and people of Lagos State and give the firm assurance that this incident will be thoroughly investigated and the appropriate punishment meted out to all those who are culpable.”
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