Sylvester Oromoni: Detained Dowen College Students Released Before Investigation Conclusion

The students were granted bail before the expiration of a 30-day preventive detention order. the police The officer investigating the controversial death of Sylvester Oromoni Jr. on Monday told a coroner that the investigation of the five Dowen College seniors was not concluded before they were released. Mikhail Kadiri, the coroner, is conducting an inquest to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Oromoni Jr. in December 2021. Bamidele Olusegun, a police officer attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, said the students were released despite a protest letter issued by the Lagos Police Command to the state chief judge requesting bail to be revoked. . The students were granted bail before the expiration of a 30-day preventive detention order. A part of the letter read by the witness in court read: “It was a rude surprise that the investigation was not allowed to take place.” He also said that the suspects were not returned to the station for the conclusion of the investigation. Mr. Olusegun said, during his cross-examination led by Femi Falana, who represents the Oromoni family, that while police were recording more statements from the five accused students where they were being held at the children’s home in Oregun Lagos, their parents they were arguing their requests for bail before the investigating judge who initially ordered their preventive detention. The protest letter signed by Fayoade Adegoke, deputy police commissioner, dated December 22 is now evidence in the matter. history of bullying In the police interim investigation report dated December 23, 2021 (other evidence), the witness said that the claims that the suspects allegedly intimidated, tortured and forced the deceased to drink an unknown substance were baseless. But it included among its findings that a suspect had been suspended by the school in 2019 for inappropriate behavior including spitting on a teacher. Another senior in 2019 was also found to have been suspended for bullying and physically assaulting another student who has since dropped out of school. The witness also acknowledged that the school did not reprimand another suspect who beat the deceased in October 2021 because he was asked to describe the private parts of his older sister, who is also a student at Dowen College. She said that once a mother reported a case of bullying against her son by students at the Maroko police station. ALSO READ: Sylvester Oromoni: father confirms that Dowen College student was not taken to the hospital Mr. Olusegun also told the coroner that the police report concluded that “it is clear that some group of students constitutes a clique that harasses and intimidates their peers at school … that the three principals of the school – Valentine Igbokwueze, Ahmed Ayomo and Adesanya Olusesan – are negligent, passive and do not take decisive action when cases of inappropriate behavior are reported to them.” This position was also reflected in a provisional legal notice dated December 30, 2021, issued by the Lagos State Public Prosecution Directorate which states that “There are sufficient facts to establish the alleged crime of criminal negligence against the three members of the staff, as well as against Celina Uduak. , Adeyemi, and Dowen College for failing to address bullying and protect their students.” The police officer said he could not proceed with the prosecution of the accused school and staff after a second legal notice issued on January 4, 2022, stated that they would not be charged for said crime after all, due to the lack of evidence. The court sitting in Ikeja for the investigation adjourned until February 22 for Dowen College attorney Anthony Kpokpo and others to question the witness. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Sylvester Oromoni: Detained Dowen College Students Released Before Investigation Conclusion