Dowen College: Police conduct autopsy on Sylvester Oromoni’s body, release body to family for burial

The Lagos state police command has conducted an autopsy on the body of 12-year-old Dowen College student, Sylvester Oromoni, who died in a controversial circumstances after he was allegedly attacked by some seniors in his school.

Spokesperson of the state police command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who disclosed this in a statement  on Friday, December 17 said an autopsy has been conducted on Sylvester’s remains and that the result is being awaited.

Ajisebutu added that the body has been returned to the family for burial.

“Sylvester Oromoni: autopsy done. Result is being awaited. Corpse released to family for burial. Investigation ongoing,” he said.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Sylvester’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 while President Muhammadu  Buhari has vowed to ensure all those involved in the incident would not be spared.

This publication has also reported that five students and three housemasters in the school are currently in police custody.



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