The Lagos State Government has stated that 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni was not murdered, clearing the five students, employees and Dowen college of any foul play.
The decision was made due to the legal advice of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, Ms. Adetutu Oshinusi, submitted to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID and the trial magistrate, Magistrate Olatunbosun Adeola,
The final autopsy report issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and toxicology report of post mortem samples and that of the Central Hospital, Warri, were in agreement as to the cause of death namely: Septicaemia, Lobar Pneumonia with Acute Pyelonephritis, Pyomyositis of the right ankle and Acute Bacteria Pneumonia due to severe Sepsis.
The DPP’s advice therefore concluded that there is no prima facie case of murder, involuntary manslaughter and or malicious administering of poison with intent to harm against the five students, Favour Benjamin aged 16, Micheal Kashamu (15), Edward Begue (16), Ansel Temile (14) and Kenneth Inyang (15)
The minors were also cleared of belonging to any unlawful society.
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