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Dowen College: Police releases son’s body to Oromoni family for burial



The Nigerian Police Force has released the remains of the late student of Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni, to his family for burial  after an autopsy was conducted to ascertain the cause of his death.

The report of the autopsy was, however, yet to be out as of the time of filing this report.

Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, made this known on Friday.

“Sylvester Oromoni: autopsy done. Result is being awaited. Corpse released to family for burial. Investigation ongoing,” the PPRO wrote in a terse note.

The family had demanded a coroner inquest into the student’s death while the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had said that some students have been arrested for the alleged assault.

Sylvester’s is one of the harrowing deaths of schoolchildren resulting from bullying and molestations in boarding secondary schools of late.

The college takes both boarding and day pupils and admits them between the age of 11–18 years. In 2015, the school organised a valedictory service, where outstanding students in their academy performance were rewarded.

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