Dowen College: Police warn against protests on Oromoni

Dowen College

Police in Lagos on Friday warned against further protests at Dowen College, Lekki over the death of a student Sylvester Oromoni.

Some Ijaw youths protested in front of the school on Thursday after the state government cleared five students and five officials linked to the death of complicity.

At a press conference, Lagos police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu said there was no evidence to establish that Oromoni was forced to join a cult or bullied to death, hence the release of the suspects earlier arrested by the police.

He said, “In spite of the transparent investigation carried out by the police and the non-establishment of prima facie case against the suspects, some members of the Ijaw Youths Council, Lagos led by one Comrade Henry Oyobolo protested in front of Dowen College for over two hours yesterday 6th January 2022. The protesters including masquerades carried placards and were drumming, thereby causing panic and apprehension.

“The protesters who conducted themselves in a manner capable of causing breach of peace also caused temporary traffic jam. But for the professional way the police managed the protest, it would have led to violence.

“Much as we commiserate with the bereaved family on the death of their lovely and promising child, it is advised that the protesters and other individuals or groups who are still aggrieved should go to law court to seek redress instead of taking the law into their own hands.”

Odumosu added that “the police will not fold their arms and allow any act or omission that could threaten the peace being enjoyed in the state.”

The coroner’s inquest into the death of Oromoni will commence on January 15.

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