- January 21, 2022
Police explain reason behind release of Dowen College suspects
Lagos state police command has explained its reason for the release of a housemaster of Dowen College and other members of staff of the school who were held in connection with the death of Sylvester Oromoni.
The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while addressing newsmen also said the police were already awaiting the result of a toxicology test to determine the next line of action in the case, noting that the police had to release the housemaster and others when the autopsy test conducted on the body of the deceased did not indict them of murder.
Odumosu, who was recently promoted to the rank of AIG said, “Based on the result of the autopsy, the court order that we got elapsed and we released the housemaster and the others on bail.
“There was nothing that indicted them of murder. It is a murder case that is not bailable.
Every other offence is bailable and they had been in custody for more than 20 days and that is infringing on their fundamental human rights. Since medical and legal reports have not indicted them so far, I think there is
need to allow them have their freedom because bail is not the end of the case”.
Saying that the police under his watch had concluded its investigation and sent report to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice, he explained that the post-mortem carried out in Delta State was also carried out in Lagos, although, the one done in Delta State was the only one witnessed by the parents of the deceased.