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Court Finally Passes Judgement On Five Dowen College Students Accused Of Beating Sylvester Oromoni To Death (Details)



Judgement On Five Dowen College Students

Judgment On Five Dowen College Students – The five Dowen College students accused of beating 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni to death have been released on bail by a Chief Magistrates Court in Yaba, Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the court granted the students bail of N1 million per person after police charged them with conspiracy and murder.

The five Dowen College students have been in custody since December 9th, following the death of their fellow student, Sylvester Oromoni.

The Chief magistrate, Olatunbosun Adeola, who heard the petition for bail, ordered the defendants to produce two sureties each of the same amount.

The magistrate stipulated that one of each of the defendant’s sureties must be their parent, who must take an oath of conformity.

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Adeola ordered the defendants to present their passports to the court and have their residence verified by prosecutors, adding that they must be within 2km of their residence at all times.

Recall that police had handed Oromoni’s body over to his family for funeral after an autopsy was performed to determine the cause of his death.

The 12-year-old’s death had sparked outrage after reports of his attack by five of his senior colleagues went viral on social media.

His father, Sylvester Oromoni Snr, claimed that the Junior Secondary School 2 student died from injuries sustained in the attack. However, the school claimed he died from injuries sustained during a football game on school grounds.

The family had requested an investigation into Oromoni Jnr’s death by a medical examiner, while Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu said that some students have been arrested over the alleged attack.

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