The Lagos State Police Command yesterday said five students of Dowen College, as well as three housemasters of the school, are now in their custody over alleged involvement in the death of their colleague, Sylvester Oromoni Junior.
12-year-old Sylvester was said to have died from the injuries sustained during an alleged assault by five of his colleagues who wanted to initiate him into cultism.
Following the incident, the police authorities began an investigation on Monday and earlier quizzed three students.
According to the police, four of the students were allegedly mentioned by the parents of the victim to be directly involved in the crime while another student is assisting police investigations.
Odumosun explained that the command is set to go for the post mortem of the body in Delta State to ascertain the cause of death.
He added that police authorities in both Lagos and Delta states are keenly interested in the outcome of the investigation to unravel the mystery behind Sylvester’s death.
Corroborating their arrest, Lagos State Police spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, a said the command had arrested three suspected students over the death of Oromoni while investigation is still ongoing to unravel other students involved in the death.
Meanwhile, the Oromoni family has hired the firm of a foremost human rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, to prosecute its case against the institution over the death of their son.