The Lagos State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Bureau, SCIIB, Panti, Yaba, has reportedly invited four more students of Dowen College for interrogation over their roles in the death of Sylvester Oromoni jnr, the 12years old student of Dowen College, Lekki on Tuesday.
Congress learnt the four more students were invited to the SCIIB, Panti for questioning over their roles in Sylvester’s death.
It would be recalled that three students of the college were interrogated on Monday by the Police over Sylvester’s death making the total number seven.
The Police source said the students were accompanied to the police SCIIB by their parents and lawyers.
The Police added it has soughted an order from Magistrate Court 1 in Yaba to further detain the suspects pending further investigations.
Journalists were hinted that the suspects were taken to the Command Headquarters in Ikeja where they were quizzed by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu after which, they were taken to Court 1, Yaba where the court order to detain them was granted.
According to the police, the suspects will be taken to the Juvenile Department for the next line of action as soon as investigation is concluded.
The police SCllB told newsmen that the seven suspects surprisingly made similar statements denying their culpability in the offence.
The police in confidence, said: “It was as if they were all lectured to make the same statement over the unfortunate incident.
“This is because of the glaring similarity in their choice of words and denial which they stated in their statement. Infact, sources said that they were saying that the victim fell sick and the school authorities called the parents in Warri after which they sent one of their cousins to pick him in school.
“Then, the cousin was said to have taken Sylvester to Ibadan only to call the school authorities a few days later to claim that his condition was deteriorating and was taking him to Warri where the parents reside.
“This, sources stated, fuelled claims by the suspects in their statements to the Police that the victims may have died of an unknown sickness.”