The mother of Sylvester Oromoni, the deceased student of Dowen College, is in tears following Lagos state’s acquittal of the accused parties in her son’s case.


Oromoni, alleged to have been attacked by his colleagues, died last November after efforts to save his life failed.

The 12-year-old’s father claimed his child was beaten and fed a liquid chemical that eventually claimed his life.

But Dowen College had dismissed the claim, alleging that the boy sustained injuries while playing football with his colleagues.


Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos police commissioner, ordered a probe into the case while the school was sealed off.

Two autopsies were done on the deceased, one by the Delta police and the second by the force’s Lagos command.

The first autopsy earlier released to the public had revealed that the deceased died of “chemical intoxication”.


After a police probe, Odumosu said findings had been forwarded to the department of public prosecution (DPP).

In the DPP’s advice released on Wednesday, it was stated that the police investigation and the two autopsies conducted on the body of the deceased student failed to establish a prima facie case against the suspects.

Responding to the development in a video, Oromoni’s mother bursted into tears while cursing those who “murdered” her son.

Earlier, a Lagos magistrate court granted bail to five students charged with the alleged murder of the dead boy.


The police also released a housemaster and other Dowen staff, saying the court order to detain them had elapsed.

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