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Oromoni Jnr’s death: Ijaw Youths storm Lagos over alleged attempt to subvert justice



•Vow to occupy Dowen school till justice is prevail

By Timi Black
Chief Correspondent

Members of Ijaw Youth Council, the apex Ijaw body have stormed Lagos over what they described as an attempts to subvert justice by police and other relevant authorities of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr’s death.

Congress recalled that the 12years Sylvester Oromoni Jnr allegedly died after being bullied and given chemical to drink by fellow students of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State when he disagreed to be initiated.

Members of the council, on Thursday 6, embarked on a peaceful protest in front of the school, insisting that the school should not resume like others when justice was yet to be served.

The IYC had faulted the legal advice issued by the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution, Adetutu Osinusi, exonerating staff and students of Dowen College of complicity in the death of the late students.

It was gathered that on Tuesday 4, Osinusi issued a legal advice which stated that police investigation and the two autopsies conducted on the body of the deceased failed to establish a prima facie case against the suspects — five students and five staff of the college.

The Lagos state DPP stated that the interim and final autopsy reports issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and toxicology report of post-mortem samples established the cause of death as Septicaemia, Lobar Pneumonia with Acute Pyelonephritis, Pyomyositis of the right ankle and Acute Bacteria Pneumonia due to severe Sepsis.

But speaking, the IYC leaders said any attempt to open the school would be strongly resisted while vowed to occupy the school till justice is meted in the death of the school boy.

According to IYC: “We are here today to express our anger and grievances with the fake and corrupt report released by the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution exonerating the school harboring cultists and bullying of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. They cleared the same people that killed our son without trial, without concluded investigation; they said they cleared this school to open.

“If they open this school, the whole Ijaw nation will come here, let them try it and see, if they open this school on Monday, the whole Ijaw nation will come, we will come with our school bags, feeding bottles and join them here. Let them bring armoured tanks here, we have the capacity”.