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Family Of Sylvester Oromoni, Lawyer, Reject Judgement Absolving School From His Death

The family of late Sylvester Oromoni Junior, the 12-year-old student of Dowen College Lekki, Lagos, and the human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, have kicked against the exoneration of five students and five staff of the school of alleged culpability in the death of the deceased by the Lagos State Government.

Mr Falana, who is also the counsel to the deceased’s family, described the government’s verdict as “escapist and hasty,” insisting that the decision cannot put an end to the matter.

He insisted that the DPP’s advice “has not laid the allegations surrounding the gruesome murder of Sylvester Oromoni, to rest.”

In a public statement signed by the deceased’s father, Sylvester Oromoni Senior, and dated January 5, 2021, the family accused the state government of conspiracy and gang up against the family over their son’s death.

According to Mr Oromoni, the family was shocked to see the DOP’s advice on the pages of newspapers, saying despite repeated requests for the document, the government refused to make it available to them.

Lagos State government on Wednesday through an advice by the director of public prosecution DPP, Adetutu Oshinusi, ordered the release of the suspects from police custody, saying there is no evidence to substantiate the allegations of murder against the students and negligence against the staff and the school.

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