Three students of Dowen College in Lekki, Lagos State, are currently in the custody of police for allegedly assaulting 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni.
Naija News reports that this was made known by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
Reports had emerged on Tuesday about the detention of the three of the students allegedly involved in the bullying of the deceased student.
Speaking to The PUNCH, Odumosu said two other students of the school fingered in the assault, are now at large.
He added that those in police custody are helping the Command with information on how to track them.
According to the Police boss, Dowen College principal, housemasters, and other officials of the school are also assisting the police with information.
He disclosed that the Command launched a full-scale probe into the circumstances culminating in the death of Oromoni on November 30, 2021.
Odumosu said, “It is still an allegation until we conduct our investigation. We just started full investigation yesterday (Monday). Two out of those mentioned in the viral video are at large while three of the students are helping us to get others.”
“I am in contact with my counterpart in Delta State. I spoke with the parents yesterday, we are perfecting everything scientifically,” he added.
It will be recalled that Sylvester Junior Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College was reportedly beaten to death for allegedly refusing to succumb to pressure by fellow students to join a cult.
Naija News reports an uncle to the deceased, Perry Oromoni, took to Twitter to claim that his cousin was killed after he rejected attempts by some students in the school to initiate him into a cult group.
He stated his cousin mentioned five names responsible for his injuries before his death, confessing that they tried blending him into a cult.
The school, Dowen college denied the allegations, claiming that the deceased sustained injuries while playing football and was given immediate medical attention by the school’s resident nurse.
Cousin of Sylvester Junior, Perrie, then released the video on his conditions before he passed on.
12-year-old Sylvester was visibly wincing in excruciating pain in the video that was shared.
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