Sylvester Oromoni’s death: Homicide detectives to quiz indicted Dowen students | Dailytrust

Sylvester Oromoni’s death: Homicide detectives to quiz indicted Dowen students

Detectives attached to the Homicide section of the Lagos State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), will commence interrogation of students of Dowen College, who were allegedly indicted in the murder of Sylvester Oromoni.

The deceased reportedly died as a result injuries he sustained after he was beaten by some students over his refusal to join a cult group.

The deceased was said to have been assaulted by some cult members, whom he identified before he died.

He was admitted in a Lagos hospital following the attack and confirmed dead days later.

His relative, who leaked the news on social media, had mentioned the names of some students believed to have been named by the deceased.

But reacting, the mother of Edward Brown, one of the students named, denied the involvement of her son in the tragedy.

According to Oluchi Sunday, her son’s name which was not earlier mentioned, suddenly surfaced online and since then the family has come under severe attack.

In a statement, she insisted that her son, who does not live in the dormitory, was not in school at the time of the beating.

“It has come to my attention that some individuals caused rumours to be peddled on social media platforms suggesting that my son Edward Brown is one of the students allegedly involved in the beating of the late Sylvester Oromoni Jr at a Dowen College hostel, which resulted in his untimely death.

“To set the record straight, I wish to bring the following facts to the public notice, which demonstrate that such rumours are false, malicious and lack any basis whatsoever.

“My son is a day student and has never been a boarder. Because my son is a day student, he was not on the school premises at the time when the unfortunate incident occurred. Precisely in the night of November 21, 2021, during a weekend and so, could not have been in the hostel as alleged.

“On December 1, 2021, the deceased’s elder brother’s Instagram page, “greatoromonii”, listed five names. My son’s name was not among those names.

“As a result of these false and malicious rumours, my son and I have been under constant attack via social media, with insults and threats being hurled at us daily. This has caused us much emotional distress and mental trauma.

“Therefore, on behalf of myself and my son, Edward Brown, I hereby demand that managers of social media and other platforms where the false and libelous rumours are circulating, immediately retract the offending posts and tender a public apology to us. In this regard, Gistlovers247blog, Nkechicatherine9, celebs_critique Nkanu Tv, tamara_momotimi, etc, take notice.

“We commiserate with the Oromini family for the tragic loss of Sylvester Oromini Jr and pray for the repose of his soul,” her statement read.

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