Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has confirmed the arrest of three students out of the five who allegedly assaulted late Dowen College Student, Sylvester Oromoni.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the 3 students, suspected to have been involved in the alleged torture and beating of the 12-year-old Sylvester for refusing to join a cult group, have been invited by the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba in Lagos for questioning.
Oromoni, Jnr died of complications last week as a result of injuries sustained from an attack by a group of five senior students for allegedly refusing to join a cult group in the school.
This publication recalls that the deceased’s cousin, Perry Oromoni, has taken to social media to alleged that some senior pupils of the college beat him up in his hostel room for refusing to join a cult.
But the school denied the claim, stating that the boy complained of pain in his legs and hip following an injury he sustained while playing football.
The Lagos State Government had shut down the school indefinitely to ensure thorough investigation.
Officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Education stormed the school in the early hours of Sunday and sealed the premises.
While confirming the students arrest on Tuesday, CP Odumosu said the students in custody are assisting the police in their investigation.