Sylvester Oromoni: Ijaw Youth Council Rejects Lagos DPP’s Advice, Hires SAN.
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has rejected the Lagos DPP‘s advice exonerating students and authorities of Dowen College in Lagos from the murder of Sylvester Oromoni, a student there.
Chief Anthony George-Ikoli, SAN has been recruited by the organization to seek justice in the death of Oromoni.
At a media event in Lagos yesterday, Mr Henry Oyobolo, Chairman of the IYC Lagos Chapter, criticized the Lagos DPP’s January 4 advise.
He added that after the DPP Advice was released, the IYC held a peaceful demonstration on January 6 at the gates of Dowen College in Lekki, Lagos, to convey their discontent with the Lagos State Government’s conclusions.
Following the protest, the IYC employed George-Ikoli, SAN, a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Bayelsa, as legal counsel, according to the IYC Chairman.
“Part of the scope of Chief George-Ikoli’s work will be to reveal all medical reports, statements released by the police, Dowen College and Lagos State Ministry of Justice as well as all correspondences and documentations exchanged between all stakeholders.
“He will liaise with the law firm of Mr Femi Falana (SAN) or any other law firm instructed by Sylvester Oromoni’s father in any court or other proceedings in relation to the facts of the case.
“He will also take appropriate steps towards representing Ijaw Youth Council, Lagos Chapter, if and when necessary,” Oyobolo said.
The organization expressed their sympathy for the Oromoni family and vowed to do all legally necessary to bring justice to the deceased.
According to reports, 12-year-old Oromoni died on November 30, 2021, from injuries received in an attack by five senior Dowen College pupils for reportedly refusing to join a cult.
His assailants were also said to have forced him to consume an awful chemical.
The Lagos State DPP Advice on January 4 indicated, however, that Oromoni died of acute bacterial pneumonia leading to severe sepsis.