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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 4 December 2021


Police conclude investigation on death of Dowen College student

The late Oromoni The late Oromoni

The Lagos State Police Command may have concluded preliminary investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni Junior, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, who was allegedly beaten to death.

It was learnt that the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, directed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Maroko, CSP Ganiyu Raji to investigate the circumstances surrounding Sylvester’s death few days ago.

The DPO of Maroko, CSP Raji told journalists that he has concluded investigation into the incident and the report is before the Commissioner of Police.

Attempt to get CSP Raji to speak on details of his investigation were not fruitful as he directed our Correspondent to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu for comment.

When contacted, the Lagos PPRO, CSP Ajisebutu, said the death of the Dowen College student is under investigation and confirmed that the commissioner of police directed the Maroko DPO to investigate the incident.

In her reaction, Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefiayo, told our Correspondent that the case is a criminal matter and the appropriate agency is handling it.

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