The Lagos State Authorities has exonerated the 5 college students and workers of Dowen Faculty, Lagos, arrested in reference to the dying of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni.
They had been all cleared, together with the college, following the authorized advice of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, Ms. Adetutu Oshinusi addressed to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Prison Investigation Division, SCID and the trial magistrate, Magistrate Olatunbosun Adeola.
In the legal advice, it was reported that the cause of his death was “Septicaemia, Lobar Pneumonia with Acute Pyelonephritis, Pyomyositis of the right ankle and Acute Bacteria Pneumonia due to severe Sepsis.”
They added that the toxicology report of Sylvester’s publish mortem samples didn’t present any poisonous or toxic substance in his physique, as claimed by his household.
The DPP’s authorized recommendation, due to this fact, concluded that based mostly on these findings, there isn’t any case of homicide, involuntary manslaughter and or malicious administering of poison with intent to hurt towards the 5 college students, Favour Benjamin aged 16, Micheal Kashamu (15), Edward Begue (16), Ansel Temile (14) and Kenneth Inyang (15).
The scholars had been additionally cleared of claims of belonging to a cult as a result of inadequate details to determine the offence.
“From available facts in the duplicate case file, the investigation carried out by the Police did not reveal that any secret society name, tattoo or insignia of any unlawful society was found in the possession of any of the suspects during the investigation carried out by the Police.
To hold otherwise would amount to sniffing for an offence and a speculative act which is not permitted in law. It is trite law that suspicion no matter how grave cannot be a ground for conviction.” the legal advice read in part.
The school and its five employees: Celina Uduak, Valentine Igboekweze, Hammed Ayomo Bariyu, Adesanya Olusesan Olusegun and one Adeyemi, were also cleared of all charges and directions have been given for all the suspects to be released from custody.
In the meantime, the college remains to be closed.