The management of Dowen College, Lagos State has revealedthatfiveof itsstudents andthreeHouseMastershavebeen takeninto custodybythepolice over investigation on the controversial death of one of its students, 12-yearoldSylvesterOromoni, sayinghowever that the development was not an admission of quilt or wrongdoing.
The school in the statement by its principal addressed to parents and guardians mentioned that an autopsywillbecarriedoutinLagos withitspathologistspresentaspart of the investigation process.
Theprincipalalsorequestedthat followingthepreliminary investigations, the Ministry of Education will lettheschoolhaveatimelinefornext term.
The statement read: “Dear Parents/Guardians, as we continue to commiserate with the entire Oromoni family, we also extend our condolencestoourstudents, parents, staff and indeed the entire Dowen College family on the demise of our beloved son, Slyvester.
“We would also like you to know that we are working together with the relevant authorities and the Oromoni family to ensure that justice is seen and served in this matter.
We understand and appreciate the anxiety and support. We plan to do all needed toensurethateducationandfutureof our dear children is not mortgaged.
“Investigations are moving along and we would continue to work with all the relevant authorities;-
So far, all five of the children suspected have been remanded in custody as well as the three hostel parents. Please note this is NOT an admission of guilt or wrongdoing, but part of their process.”