The Nigeria Police Force has officially kicked off investigations into the Dowen college student, Sylvester Oromoni’s death amid lots of outcries as the school has been sealed off.
In a statement issued by the police on Saturday evening 4th December, the Police sai that they are not unaware of the death of Sylvester Oromoni and has consequently swung into full action to provide meaningful information concerning the boy’s death.
The security agency further stated that although no formal report as regards the incident was made to the police, the Commissioner of Police upon hearing about the unfortunate incident has directed Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division to proceed with necessary investigations.
The statement reads:
“The Lagos State Police Command is not unaware of the reported death of one Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos which is currently going viral on social media.
The Command wishes to inform the public that, although no formal report of the incident was made to the police, the Commissioner of Police, upon hearing about it instantly directed the Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division under whose jurisdiction the place of incident is to immediately visit the school to carry out an initial investigation into the incident.
This directive has been carried out as an investigation into the case has since commenced. However, in view of the seriousness of the case, the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, has also been directed to take over the investigation of the case immediately.
Members of the public, particularly the deceased’s bereaved parents, friends and relatives, are assured that the Lagos State Police Command has deployed all available human and material resources at its disposal to unravel the circumstances surrounding the sad and unfortunate incident.
While diligent investigation is ongoing, members of the public are advised against taking the law into their own hands. They are also enjoined to refrain from comments that could jeopardize investigation.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, while commiserating with the bereaved family, has equally assured that the outcome of the police investigation would be made public in due course.”