The Lagos State Police Command has been asked by Falana & Falana Chambers to invite investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo to explain the allegation she made against the late 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni.
The family who hired the firm of human rights lawyer and activist to prosecute the case against the school accused Olunloyo of attempting to destroy the deceased name on social media.
Recall that Olunloyo had earlier stated that the late Sylvester Oromoni who died under controversial circumstances at Dowen College willingly wanted to join the boy’s gang.
Falana’s law firm charged the Deputy Commissioner of Police at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos, to invite Olunloyo for questioning.
The call was made in a letter released by Taiwo Olawanle of Falana firm and titled, ‘Request For Investigation Of The Allegation Made By Ms Kemi Olunloyo On The Tragic Death Of Sylvester Oromoni At Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos.’
The letter reads, “Although the students and staff of the College suspected to have played a role in the brutal murder of Sylvester Oromini have made useful statements to the Police. One Ms Kemi Olunloyo has just introduced another twist to the incident.
“According to a false statement credited to her, Ms Olunloyo claimed that ‘Sylvester Oromoni wanted to join the cult, he agreed to be beaten and drank Engine oil as part of the initiation process.’
“Ms Olunloyo recorded her false statement and has been circulating the same on social media in a wicked manner with the sole purpose of diverting attention from the ongoing investigation by the Police.
“Apart from attempting to destroy the name of Sylvester Oromoni, Ms Olunloyo has exacerbated the tragedy of his parents, family members and friends without any justification whatsoever.
“Even though the reckless statement is a figment of the imagination of Ms Olunloyo, we are of the strong view that she ought to assist the Police in the ongoing investigation into the cause of the death of Sylvester Oromoni.
“We are therefore compelled to request the Police to investigate the allegation of false information being circulated by Ms Olunloyo on the gruesome circumstances surrounding the death of Sylvester Oromoni.
“If she cannot substantiate her reckless allegation, Ms Olunloyo ought to be charged with false information in the Magistrate Court in Lagos State.”
Olunloyo when contacted by our correspondent stated that she has not received the letter calling for her invitation in respect to the allegation levelled against Sylvester Oromoni.